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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Daisy Study - NFS

"Daisy Study", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board NFS
Painted in the back of the Chateau where we stayed in Angoin, this still life was another painting started with transparent washes. Some of them I just left there. I've known for a long time, but have not worked on it significantly enough, that leaving transparencies showing in the painting gives it a quality that is lost when every inch is covered with thicker paint.


  1. Really pretty! Agree that the washes give a harmony that is just beautiful and adds depth. Thanks for sharing and reminding!!

  2. Kathryn, this is lovely! The contrasts of lights and darks in the flowers are wonderful. I think that is my favorite part. But I also love that red reflection on the green pitcher! Really great!

  3. Love all these paintings from France!

  4. Hey, So glad to see you posted that painting. You Rock!!!

  5. Thanks for all your comments! Teresa--hope we can paint together again!