Upsie Daisy, 14 x 11 oil


$400. unframed, $450. framed.
I know. It's true- these are the same daisies in the same jar. I sure got my money's worth with those flowers, didn't I? I see that I painted the jar differently in each- high shoulders, low shoulders, taller, shorter. I'm sure glad I've kept my artistic license up to date!
I've always thought of myself as a portrait artist who occasionally attempted other sorts of paintings- as if still life and landscapes 'belonged' to other painters and I was traipsing, even trespassing, on their territory to paint those subjects. I hereby claim all subject matter as "mine." I'm a painter.
I've really enjoyed painting these still lifes lately. Upsie Daisy is one I've painted over the last two Wednesday evenings during my online broadcasts. Gwen Bell is the artist of the small painting of the bowl with two apples. I fell in love with it when I saw it on her blog and was delighted she sold it to me. It hangs on my dining room wall usually, but I pulled it down into this arrangement when I was taking reference photos. I'm pleased she gave me permission to include it in this one of mine.
We're having a beautiful day here in San Antonio. I hope you're enjoying yours!

12 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

OMG your paintings are just more and more beautiful!

Judy-in-nl said...

Susan, I love your still lifes. You 'own' all your subjects.

Gwen Bell said...

Susan, this is so lovely! I like the way the blues from the painting and the reds from the cup reflect in the jar. I'm loving this series of small paintings within a painting.

Barbara Pask said...

The colors in the are just yummy. Love the bits of red I see in the jar.

Trudy R. Gomez said...

I love the colors. Gwen's painting is a great touch - painting in a picture!

Dar Presto said...

Susan, your instincts for color and composition are awesome. I'm really enjoying your still lifes.

Mitzi Easley said...

Oh my...just lovely. Can you teach me to paint flowers?

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

I like that thought. You are so right. Great painting with the painting within the painting. Super work.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Linda said...

Beautiful! Love the orange background and the reflections in the jar. And, Gwen's painting is perfect for this. She's a talented artist.

Ruby said...

These daisy series are absolutely beautiful! You are such an inspiration to me!

CandynRA said...

Susan...I still say you are an amazing painter! These stills are just beautiful in every way! Love the colors, compositions...everything...as usual! You don't surprise me anymore...I just know you are awesome!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

That cup is lovely. I would like it filled with coffee and donut on the side. The daisies are nice as well, but my mind is on the donut.