03 Jul 06 by Sheila Brown
Sheila Brown artworks

Login to comment

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1040

The Boathouse

Painted from photo in a garden in Devon.

Rosamund's Wild Flowers

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1062

Rosamund's Wild Flowers
Rosamund's Wild Flowers

Painted from a series of photos taken at Anne's Grove, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#314
05 Dec 06 10:57

Sheila, this I like best. You know that with flowers there is the same problem as with the nudes. One can easily slip into the kitschy section of art. The only attitude that helps out of this maybe modesty and respect for what really is. As an example in this I’ve always seen Monet. When one compares Monet with Singer (who was a extraordinary portaitist) working together in the garden one sunny afternoon painting the same motif, a lady in a white dress, one can see the difference. Singer even as he can adopt an impressionistic style never looses his elegant background. In the opposite Monet just followes his eyes. And what comes out is at first view two paintings looking nearly the same but on a closer look unveil a totally different attitude towards art. So for to cut a long story short, try to follow your eyes as you did in this painting and the one with the bark and try to avoid patterns as in the next one.

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#316
06 Dec 06 12:15

Thank you for your comment, Hanjo.I am really interested in what you say. It is fascinating that this is one of the first that I did with knives, and of the wild flowers. It seems to have a spontaneity that later ones lack. I began to analyse too much instead of reacting with my eyes as you suggest. I will check out Singer's work. Thanks again. Sheila

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#576
07 Jun 07 16:57

Hi Sheila, i love flowers and i think this is one of my favorite in recent times. I dont and cant use oils so those who can i think are gifted...
I wonder if you made a visit to Rajasthan , India early this year in march 2007... ? At a rsort called "Apani Dhani"? seems like i have seen you there... sketching the pink Bouganville Flowers

In any case i am delighted by the freshness and the dimension works very well... slender...horizontal.. like a slit in the wall which takes the eyes side ways instead of further into the horizon.. this way the picture looks intimate and almost like i am sitting in the grass ,among the flowers...instantnously touching them... trying to understand what makes them so beautiful and desirable.

Cheers,
Dipalle'

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#639
23 Aug 07 10:13

very beautifil

Rosamund's Wild Flowers 3

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1063

Rosamund's Wild Flowers 3
Rosamund's Wild Flowers 3

Another of the series of wild flower photos from Anne's Grove Garden, in Co. Cork

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#640
23 Aug 07 10:22

another beauty with a nice sense of mystery

Harry's Poppies

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1283

Harry's Poppies
Harry's Poppies

Based on one of the many photos taken in our garden. Oriental Poppies make my heart turn over. they look so delecaite but are so strong!

Cylamen with tree

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1718

Cylamen with tree
Cylamen with tree

From phot taken in Hyde Hall in England. Was attracted to tthe knarled bark or the ancient tree, contrasted with the freshness and newness of the cyclamen.

Andalucian Poppies

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1719

Andalucian Poppies
Andalucian Poppies

Based on photo taken in May 2006. It is when the wild flowers in Andalucia are profuse. Photo taken by the roadside

Stormy Weather

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#1980

Stormy Weather
Stormy Weather

Based on a painting by Gloria Coker who does lots of dancers and musicians.

Permalink: https://artprocess.net/brown1/498#536
20 Apr 07 02:46

JUST MAGNIFICENT!