Working as much as I could in my studio this week, I finally finished my new watercolor. This work is about color and different moods and scenes. I table with tulips and azaleas are set up on a polka dot table cloth. Chairs and flowers(of course, always have to have at least one flower!) are a motif, showing up in various spots of the painting. I have the colorful reality of the painting divided into 3 scenes, sketched flowers and leaves flowing up and around a chair facing out on the right. A sunny day with fabric flowing down off a bench in the middle. And on the left, a park bench in a place filled with blue with fabric laying on it.
I love the colors and flow, what do you think?
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For a few days now I have been working on my tulip watercolor. I want to take it slow, though colorful and surreal ideas keep popping into my head. Patterns, reality, unreality, fantasy, flowers, they are all going to make it into this painting, but I have to take it slow.
When teaching painting students, one thing they quickly realize is that in watercolor, you must be patient. Mistakes are difficult to correct.
My painting takes me on a journey. My work speaks to me as to what is next, but I must take my time and really listen.
The final painting will come, with time and an ear to the painting.
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I have had the goal in the past few months of going into my painting studio for at least an hour a day no matter what. It hasn’t always worked out, but for the most part it has. I have been able to start developing my colorist painting style more intensely with my watercolors and oils.
This painting is a watercolor that I started last week from some magnolias I picked from my friend’s garden.They were big and luscious and fragrant. Crying out for big exposure, I had to grab my larger pad of watercolor and paint at my easel. I painted with a larger brush in swaths of color. Opera pink, magenta, orange, alizarin crimson, cadmium red took over the picture plane. I felt happy. Then today I went into my studio, put on Fiona Apple on my speakers and just painted. I love it, what do you think?
Whimsical colorful nature in the spring!
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I have been busy painting. Yes, in oils and people! I have fallen in love with painting faces, and for some reason, I love painting the female face. In fact, I am in the midst of developing a gallery show about women. I will keep you abreast of this exciting development!
A print of my newest woman is on sale in my Art Shoppe for an opening price of 40% off! Check it out!
I have been busy these sultry summer days painting. This is an oil of a stream in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Hope your summer is filled with creative fun!
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