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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yellow Flowers White Pitcher

5/12/10 "Yellow Flower White Pitcher", 12" x 12", Oil
I spent most of the day working on a larger painting outside in direct sunlight on my patio.  I had to scrape it.  Then I tried a smaller version but it still had the same problems, so that one was scraped as well.  For one last final try before the sun went down, on the smaller panel, I combined two Peggi Kroll Roberts exercises--using black and white paint only with limited strokes.  I like the abstract quality of this exercise, the interesting way the colors came through and the finger-painting kind of paint application.  The tendency to second guess everything while doing a painting is often the ruin of it.

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