9×12 oil painting on hard panel.
Sunflower Oil Painting by Winifred
I don’t toss my sunflowers as they begin to droop, drop their petals and shrivel. How would you like it if someone did that to you!! You can see that I still find them beautiful and expressive. I had fun with this. Hope you enjoy.
8×8 Oil Painting
Sunflower Oil Painting by Winifred
I think this painting named itself quite correctly.
11×14 Oil Painting
Sunflowers in Checkered Pitcher Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite sunflower paintings to date. It absolutely brings a smile. I love the black and white enamel pitcher. I resisted painting it for months now, thinking I didn’t want to paint all the checks but it was not so difficult to do.
Below – Oil on 11×17 panel.
Sunflowers Oil Painting on Checkered Table Cloth by Winifred Whitfield
I guess, I’d already commenced my “checkered” journey a couple weeks before with the tablecloth the painting above – from imagination. That’s probably why I felt I could at least paint checks looking at them. I love the looseness of these flowers and the colors. Hope you enjoy both.
8×8 Oil Painting on Gessoed Panel
Sunflowers on Blue by Winifred Whitfield
Enjoying impasto Painting and vivid colors. Hope you do also!
11×14 Sunflower Oil Painting on Panel
Sunflower Bouquet by Winifred Whitfield
I often try this sort of unstructured colorful painting between portrait paintings. Although my first love is portrait paintings, they are so tedious and exacting, they exhaust me. Painting playful and colorful florals is how I recover. I’ve recently completed a couple of portraits I am very proud of – but I can’t show you yet!
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter or Passover – or just a relaxing Sunday in any way you choose.
9×12 Oil Painting on Canvas Panel
Sunflower Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield
So simple but so powerful and I love the energetic brushstrokes.
Portrait Redo – 9×12 Portrait Oil Painting on Linen Panel
Revised Painting of Young Mexican Girl by Winifred Whitfield
A few weeks ago, I posted the “first painting” of this young girl as labled. It has some cuteness about it, but it is in my home and I saw it daily and it irritated me more and more each day.
It is not unusual for me to make little changes to a painting as I see the need – “seeing” a process unto itself. For this painting, however, my concerns were major and required major repainting, which upon conclusion, I consider a major accomplishment. I even created/modified a brush just to add the curls to her hair. Well, it’s done – at least for now!! What do you think?
Slight Smile – Oil Painting 9×12 Traditional Oil on Panel
Slight Smile – Oil Painting Portrait by Winifred
Did I ever tell you how difficult it is to paint portraits with accuracy of image likeness. Well, it really is difficult. There are so many nuances of tonal values, of color, techniques designed to tell you what moves forward and what’s in back and how the planes of the face turn. Spending 40 to 50 hours on a portrait is the usual. It is intricate and the detail can be tedious – if the portrait is in anyway realistic. At the same time I marvel when one is complete and I know I have done my very best. With each painting there is something I learn and can take into the next painting. No matter how difficult, I always look forward to the next.
Portrait Highlights Patterns – 9×12 Oil Painting on Linen Panel
Portrait Oil Painting by Winifred
When I noticed the patterns of highlights on her face, I was inspired to paint this face. I hesitated for a moment wondering if I could capture such an intricate design – but that’s why tiny brushes are made! It was quite unusual for me to set up lighting in my studio this way but I’m so glad I did.
Colorful Bouquet Still Life Oil Painting by Winifred
Colorful Bouquet Still Life 11×12 x in Gessoed Panel
I painted this bouquet a few months ago but have never posted it anywhere. Do you think there is such a thing as too much color! I did and planed never to share it. Combining both the color and the paint texture, this painting has the appearance of candy. It is super saturated and shiny. It’s a lot to take in. It would have been perfect to have posted it on Valentine’s Day. But we’re not too far off and we are upon yet another holiday to celebrate. So, whether I love it or not – here it is. Hope you’ve enjoyed both holidays this week – and also this very colorful painting.