Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tulips in Silver
Tulips in Silver SOLD
8x6in oil on canvas
This was a palette knife exercise. Timed and fast for a demo.
I premixed the basic colors I would need first and made adjustments as I went along.
As I only had two flowers of each color and needing an odd number, I moved the white tulip from behind the yellow one after painting it and placed it going off the side.
I really like the reflective quality of the silver... achieved by following the principle of picking up the colors around it and always placing a real dark somewhere.
I am always surprised when I am working fast how the energy shows up in the work. I have watched some well known artists mix their paint slowly but apply with a deliberate and swift stroke and it gives the same effect
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.