Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quick Flower Sketch



I painted this using a canvas toned with dark green.  It was actually one that I'd painted over about a month ago and today I thought I'd use it.   I've seen other paintings where the artist used a dark, or even black, toned canvas, and I liked the effect.   I like this much better than my original painting.

I used a number 8 bright brush and had fun.  The best part is that I overcame my tendency to be very tight and detailed and blend-y.

7 inch X 9 inch oil on canvas panel

16 comments:

  1. Bright and happy colors! I like it!!

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  2. Great idea to use a dark green ground to help hold the painting together. Thanks for sharing that. AND...very proud- a # 8 and look at the big gorgeous brushwork...Yay for you. Keep at it!

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  3. I love this:the hot color and expressive brushwork.

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  4. This is very fun! It has a lot of pop and energy. It has a Matisse vibe with your checkered pattern and fun colors! Really like the direction of this:)

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  5. Bonjour Virginia , je suis de retour, je suis ravie de retrouver mes amies 'blogeuses', je vois que tes peintures sont riches de merveilleuses couleurs, lumineuses, intenses! j'aime tes compositions!
    Très bon dimanche à toi!
    Bisous
    cath.

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  6. It's lovely Virginia!! I love it, it really has a strong feeling of energy to it. It reminds me a lot of Van Gogh's work. :D

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  7. Thanks for your nice comments to me, Virginia, you are very kind. I've got to send it right back at you! This is a great still life, one of my favorites of yours. I always (mostly) use dark colored backgrounds, and now am going to experiment with some brighter, neony backgrounds. Sounds awful, but recently have seen some really successful local artist works using this sort of technique, and it looks great if you incorporate in contemporary sort of style. Hopefully you'll see it soon!

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  8. I love this painting! It makes me happy!!!

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  9. Your work has movement and vibrancy and makes me feel happy. I particularly love this one. Thank you for your support.

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  10. I like the experimentation in this piece and the flat tiled background. You're really being bold and wild Virginia!

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  11. Oh, Virginia! This piece is striking, such beautiful colors! Such a charming subject, very lovely!

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  12. Glad you had fun and it shows.

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