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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sunflowers


I had specific goals when working on this painting,of course most my paintings are to explore and learn,anyway the goal was to use vertical & horizontal divisions in the painting and to try to develop a better feel for negative painting. As I continued to work I filled in areas of white, that in retrospect, looked better left white.(top right hand corner and top left. ) Painting this I realized that there was a lot going on and the eye really didn't have a place to rest. My brush wouldn't let me stop.

6 comments:

lolly-jolly said...

what a beautiful sunflowers! i'm in love in watercolors and love to find another artists you paint with that mean :)

RHCarpenter said...

There's a great energy about this painting. It could use a few more darks in the bottom part but I definitely see a star of the painting in that larger sunflower in the upper left and like the reddish line coming down and the darks below it. Beautiful colors. I can't help you with the whites going away...I do that all the time!!

Ruth said...

I see what you mean. I do love the sunflowers.

This reminds me of life. It's nice to have empty space in life too. :)

meera said...

I agree that there is a lot of energy in the painting and the sunflowers are beautiful!-- I too have the same issues --of filling the paper with color - may be you and I should make it our style rather than fight it :)?

Angela said...

I love it just how it is. I really love that blue with those yellows - perfect color combinations.

laura said...

Hi Cathy--I've been trying to do sunflowers too, and despite their "simple" sunny appearance, they're not easy! I like the way you've divided your paper, and I always love the interesting things you do in the "negative" space.
Very nice yellows too--I can never get yellow right!