Flowers Divided

I seem to have a lot of unfinished paintings that I’m feeling stuck with. So I took a pile of them and subjected them to the electric sander. Can’t say that they look much better but I quite liked this one. I added a dark purple “line”, toned down some of the white bits by applying magenta and ultramarine paint with my finger and also added some glass beads to the flower areas.

I can’t remember what this painting started out like.

purple drips I know at some point I added some tissue paper. I also used it to experiment with paint dripping. Then it was abandoned and I regularly cleaned my brushes and other tools on it.

Yesterday I used it to finish up some left over medium through punchinella and a flower stencil.

Today, I took the sander to it and, da dah, I’ve got a painting I like. I think it might like good with a dark purple frame to match the “line” I added.


What do you think – worth framing or a pig’s dinner? Vote Below!

(Bear in mind this is a poor photo taken with flash)  🙂

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18 comments to “Flowers Divided”

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  1. lessandragr - 24 Nov, 2012 Reply

    The purple line looks a little “divisive” – but that could just be the angle and camera flash glare on picture that makes it look darker. So, all in all, I give it a “thumbs up” for framing 🙂

    • Gillian - 24 Nov, 2012 Reply

      Thanks for your feedback and for voting. Since I wrote the post I’ve taken another photo with less glare so I’ll upload that when I’m on the right computer!

  2. Katja Symons - 26 Nov, 2012 Reply

    amazing history to this one!! and I like it!! Worth framing for sure 😉

  3. Nic McLean - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I really like this – it would look wonderful in a bedroom with white walls and bedding and this adding the colour interest, for example!!

    • Gillian - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

      Yes. It would. That’s a lovely idea!

  4. Debbie Smith - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I like the color and variety of textures in this piece. Interesting technique! I have a few paintings I should try that with.

    • Gillian - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

      Please come back and leave a link if you give it a go it would be lovely to see what you come up with.

  5. Annette G - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I like Nic’s comments and believe it would look great hanging on white walls. Happy PPF, Annette x

    • Gillian - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Annette!

  6. Kim - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    Love love love the purple and the texture is divine! HPPF!

    • Gillian - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Kim!

  7. Tracey Fletcher King - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I would give it a frame…everything always looks better framed and you might like it better once you see it hanging.. I always hang ones I’m not sure of and see what I think again in a few weeks… sometimes I see the solution and sometimes I end up throwing it… but I think this looks good…xx

    • Gillian - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

      Yes. It’s interesting how time gives you a different perspective. I put it away for a couple of months and when I went back to look I found I really like this picture now. I’m definitely going to frame it.

      Thanks for commenting!

  8. Mary C. Nasser - 01 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I really like all the layers and textures in this, too! 🙂
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  9. Anne - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

    Yes, lovely layers and textures – and color! Wonderful piece!<3

  10. Giggles - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

    I love the textures and what Tracey said might work too!!
    Pretty and rich! Ultimately you are the only one that knows if it’s finished and you have to like it to as it expresses who you are!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. Gillian - 02 Feb, 2013 Reply

    Thanks Mary, Anne and Giggles for your lovely comments. I appreciate it!

  12. JKW - 05 Feb, 2013 Reply

    The beads really set off the colors. Beautiful painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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