Monday, March 28, 2011

Two Roses

"Two Roses", 12 x 10, Oil on Museum Board
I started "Two Roses" before Christmas with all the other flower paintings I did at the time, but there was always something about it both unfinished and unexciting, so I never posted it. This week I worked on it in a way that I almost never do--adding fresh paint over dried paint. I don't like the surface quality of this way of painting, preferring the fresh strokes of alla prima, but it was interesting just to keep on with this painting, not even using the setup, just trying to find some harmonies of value and color.

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13 comments:

  1. So soft and dreamy! Looks great!

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  2. Really beautiful! I like your soft edges.

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  3. I love the warmth in this painting. Maybe going back into works is a good thing?

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  4. I love this piece. You did something special here!

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  5. Beautiful painting! There's a lovely contemplative quality to this and "Dreaming."

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  6. Love everything about it. The color palette, the softness of edges, the application of paint...

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  7. This is such a lovely painting, beautiful colours and softness. Well Done!

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  8. Thank you to everyone who commented on this painting! It makes me think that experimenting further with paintings that I'm not satisfied with is a good thing to do.

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