Monday, June 25, 2012

Courage To Try

Still Life from life
With old age comes wisdom, so they say.  Well here I am at the age I am and no longer afraid to fail.  That in it of its self is a monumental achievement.  Whether or not a painting is a success is no longer trick at preventing me to try, long story short, I love this gooey stuff called oil paint. Today was a fun day, so happy painting everyone.

32 comments:

  1. Hello Joan:) I know exactly what you mean! I am now so far that I think: If I go wrong I throw him away and grab a new sheet. It is ultimately just a piece of paper. It works a lot calmer this way. Your painting is wonderful! Hold onto that feeling:)

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    1. Hi renate,
      Thank you for stopping by and the very kind words. Yes, we both think alike, it makes painting so much more enjoyable when we don't pressure ourselves to produce a masterpiece and simply enjoy the process.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. Hello Joan! The age helps to have a free attitude in everything in life, even in painting !!!No fear ... is good key for all things !
    I love your still life!
    Happy days with brushes!!!

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    1. Hi Rita,
      Thank you for the visit and lovely comment. You are so right, age does free us from fear and makes everything so enjoyable.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Great job on the reflective surfaces and capturing the softness of the flowers.

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you so much for the visit and encouraging words. Truly appreciated.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Une peinture gourmande... Des couleurs très harmonieuses et une superbe composition.

    Gros bisous à vous...

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    1. Hi martinealison,

      Thank you so much, for the lovely compliment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Es fantástica tu pintura. Te ha quedado lindisimo el bodegón, la mezcla de colores es vibrante.

    Un abrazo

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    1. Hi Rosa,

      Thank you so much for the very lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi Joan.
    At first, I thought this painting was a photograph of an old Masters painting. in other words my friend, it`s fantastic. I like your Ligthouse also. And I did tilt my Head to the left which left me with a stiff neck, all your fault. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  7. My very dear friend, thank you so much for the very very generous comment. I can feel my head swelling. As for your neck I am still laughing as I write.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  8. Great artists never fail...they learn from every painting! Happy summer...

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Oh yes, I do agree, every painting is a learning experience. Thank you for your visit, and wishing you a very happy summer.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. Joan, first I must say your paintings are so good , they are like looking at Old Masters. I've always thought they do but don't think I ever said it. Now I did !!!!!!
    Thanks for coming by my humble blog LOL! and glad you liked my book of pears.
    If you want a blog that has no verification... go to settings , scroll down and it says , verification, yes or no... easy, peasy.... keep painting what you do , how you do it.
    One day I will say ." hey, I know that famous painter"!!!! BJ..

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    1. Dear BJ,

      You are so very kind and your comment is very generous. Thank you for the tip on eliminating the verification. I hope I did it correctly. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. thanks again BJ.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  10. Gotta love your attitude! The fun comes through in your work. Nice job!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thank you for the visit and very nice comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  11. So rich in colour, texture, detail, composition ... you name it, this picture has it! Wow wee, Joan only totally off the scale brilliant ...!!

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you so very much for your encouragement and support. I am truly honored. Just notice your recent post, will be over shortly.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  12. The best of the day!
    Congratulations.
    Graça

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    1. Dear Graca,

      Thank you so much for the visit and very kind words.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  13. Gorgeous still life, Joan. Love the strong, vibrant colors that we see in a museum!!! Really beautiful piece.

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you and aren't we having beautiful weather. Looking forward to your next post.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  14. So much energy and life in this vibrant piece! I love it!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Your visit and lovely comment is appreciated. Thank you.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  15. Hi there Joan!... Nothing replaces passion in life...and no where more strongly than in painting and other creative forms!

    That is so very obvious in watching your passion and matching fear-less approach to your painting process advance your learning at lightning speed!!

    Stay your course... and Paint on!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for the visit and the encouragement it is appreciated. Love the painting of the house commission.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  16. I love your comment about not being afraid to fail. I've finally reached that point, too. It has taken a few years! I used to feel sick with failure if my painting was a dud. Now I just throw it out and go on to the next one. Life is much happier!

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  17. Hi Virginia,

    Your courage shows in your work, it's absolutely beautiful. Good idea about throwing out the duds. I would if I could, my husband is a garbage picker, he refuses to throw anything away. Thank you for both your visits. Happy painting to you.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  18. Joan: Ciertamente aquí no hay ningún fracaso, sino, una muestra de una mente artística madura (como los frutos rojos) y eso viene con la edad y con lo que nacemos. El artista nace, no se hace. Saludos y Felicitaciones.

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    1. Thank you Ruben, for the visit.

      All the best to you.
      Joan

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