Friday, September 30, 2016
Yesterday, while I was warming up, I took from my stack of "something isn't quite right after I have lived with these paintings" and repainted the vase. I wanted it less tight. Next, I repainted the sunflowers to be a sunny yellow. Better with the yellow, I changed to more purple hydrangeas. The white on the coneflower petals cooled and dulled them. These changes meant that I wanted to brighten the background ....
One change in your painting usually means that something else needs to change...
I will look again later and see if I am happy now!!
Monday, September 12, 2016
|Summer Bouquet/ oil on canvas board/ 7 x 5/|
Today, I started again. I painted with transparent colors as long as possible and then tried to keep from "snuffing out the life" of the painting with the opaques (including white).
Saturday, September 3, 2016
|Designer Grapefruits/ oil in stretched canvas/ 8 x 10/|
Perhaps also interesting is that this painting was painted over some failed zinnias.
Friday, September 2, 2016
|Puppy/ oil on stretched canvas/ 7 x 5/|
I have also been working through the lessons that Nancy Medina recently provided. I hope that you will se some of her color influences in upcoming paintings.