Smell the Flowers (2015)

22 Oct

smelltheflowers.edd.10.22.2015

As I was painting the lines started revealing the image of a face on the far right of the piece and I loved the strong, classical appearance of the face and I decided to paint a flower close by so it looked like this person was enjoying its beautiful aroma.  Once again, no agenda and what emerged surprised and delighted me!

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

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12 Responses to “Smell the Flowers (2015)”

  1. Claudia McGill October 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    I think this is one of my favorites. I love the bold style and the face and the flower for the reasons you described. A happy accident and the ability to know what to do with it. That’s what we are hoping for in art, I think, or at least I am!

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    • said-simply October 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

      Claudia thank you what a wonderful and lovely comment. I agree there is something so tantalizing about seeing an image emerge while you’re painting; it sort of gives the whole piece it’s sense of direction and purpose.

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  2. kendreart October 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    My favourite also, I just love your style. Do you remember Mr. Squiggle, things would emerge from his work too – but of course that was scripted. Your posts make me smile, thank you.

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    • said-simply October 23, 2015 at 4:27 am #

      Aww, your comment is so sweet, thank you! I am not familiar with Mr. Squiggle. I think anything that helps art curious people learn to embrace the process of creating is such a valuable tool. I may have to youtube Mr. Squiggle. So glad my posts connect with you 🙂

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  3. Tania Tome M de Castro October 23, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    You have a good title for this painting. I loved the painting.

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  4. bantleart November 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    Eli, what a wonderful surprise to see the face and exemplify it by adding the flower. It’s always so much fun to see what happens when you work freely and expressively. I enjoyed seeing this and your explanation of how it came about. Nice!

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    • said-simply November 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

      Thank you, those happy accidents add to the delight the creative process.

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  5. bantleart November 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Eli, I am honored that you are following my blog. Thanks so much!

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  6. latherton877 November 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    Glad you liked the Modern Art (What is it?) blog. Judging by your recent work (Smell the flowers.) , you have an innate understanding of abstraction and Picasso/Miro, etc.—press on! I love your clean and well designed web site. Mine is a mess. I am new to WordPress and since retired without a tech to help me! Many Art Historians are fine art drop-outs plus those design classes were a long time ago. I may be changing my moniker.

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    • said-simply November 22, 2015 at 7:12 am #

      Thank you for commenting & for taking the time to view some of my work. I very much appreciate your comment. Read your most recent article and really enjoyed it. I look forward to future posts!

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