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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paintings ...

I have been working on the top painting for a while. I plan on taking it to my painting class on Saturday and ask for direction. I know there is a lot going on but its actually my favorite viewpoint;sitting at  eye level looking into the flowers. The bottom painting,quick and simple but I'm rather distracted by the purple on the tip of the cone-flower i think that shall go. I am,however, feeling more successful in painting this particular type of bloom:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More re-do

More additions to the wall on my newly renovated back porch. I love this room ;a restful retreat . I am happy with the colors in the Iris. I finally achieved the value that i have been trying for. The cone-flowers are less successful but better than most of my other attempts. The canvas is textured due to the many coats of gesso and the numerous attempts at these flowers. I love cone-flowers, but find them so difficult to paint. I plan on painting them again and again ..... Beautiful fall day in Michigan.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2-redo

My sunflower is completed ,but one could go on forever, adjusting here and there and then OOPS. Tulips is a redo of a painting i found in the closet. It was primarily orange flowers and i struggled with color on this one-trying to find colors that worked together.I think i am finally satisfied.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where have I been???

Not sure? No posts since July 13th ???
Yikes time to get painting! I painted this painting for my back porch that was just renovated  into  a 3.5 season room;possibly a 4 season room unless we hit the -40 degree temps we had last winter.As for the painting I am not finished with it.I'm not quite sure about the colors and different parts of the painting. I used a palette knife for parts of the petals but something is amiss. I am living with it until I discover what it is that needs to be done.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

whimsy

 Whimsical flowers on Yuppo. I can't seem to get enough of yuppo and how the watercolor reacts on the paper. It is fascinating and completely different than working on traditional CP paper. I am thinking of cropping the bottom portion of the painting or redoing it. I need to let it sit for a while and then decide.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

More Yuppo practice. The bottom tulips didn't photograph well as I would have liked but oh my, Yuppo is fun; the paint pools and swirls and you can move and wipe away what you don't like and start again.