Monday, April 25, 2011

Orange and Blue

Orange and Blue | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

A little orange and a little blue. This is a painting I completed some time ago, but had not yet posted.

There are paintings that I complete and am excited to post, and then there are others (like this one) that end up in a different place than I would like – in other words, I don't like it. For whatever reasons, this piece didn't end up a masterpiece, but I thought it might be a good thing for me to show you a piece I'm not happy with.


  1. Heh, I hear ya on that one John! I think the painting has a lovely sense of light and interesting shadows- especially on the old crock. The composition is good too. I too am conflicted when I paint less than stellar work... To post or not to post... Mostly, I post it. ...and then hurry up and paint something better to make it go away, haha. (:

  2. Thanks, Diane. Yes, good incentive to paint something new!