Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

4/14/10

Glorious Morning, painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Glorious Morning
30x40, acrylic on canvas

One of the most asked questions in my studios is "How long it takes to paint a painting?" I'm not sure if this is a way to judge if I've spent enough time to make it worth the price, or if people just want to start an art conversation.

I usually say something like "Each painting is different and each takes it's own time. Some are done fairly quickly, others take weeks or months. Some that hang around my studio for a while are never done and I take them off the wall and touch them up now and then!"

Glorious Morning is a painting that took it's time to completion. The sky color kept flattening out, the reflections wouldn't cooperate, and I'd get frustrated and put it away for the day. Next day, same thing, and the day after that.

Slowly it came together. Some paintings are worth the struggle, and Glorious Morning is finally glorious!

5 comments:

Howard Blankman said...

"Glorious Morning" is similar to the large painting of yours we bought at "In The Round Series." Both are beautiful. The sky has its own way of teasing us.

Warm regards to Bob and you,

Howard

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Don't we live in just the most beautiful place! I love the water and the reflections--so similar yet so different! Thanks, Howard.

Katherine Kean said...

Wow, I'd say that this painting is worth the wait. I love the sky and the reflections.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Good answer to "how much time...".

This is a beautiful painting. So still with those puffy clouds. Lots more blues and lavenders than many of your others, too.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Katherine, thanks. I love it when the sky and water become one through reflections.

Don, we have wonderful still mornings here. Bet you do, too!

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