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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pansy Time #10

Pansy Time #10

8x6in oil on canvas panel 100.

This is a last one of the pansy series. Do I hear a sigh of relief?

But, I have really enjoyed it and made new discoveries along the way.

Artist Note:

This is a combination of using a brush and painting knife.

I liked this impressionistic style so I want to explore if I can achieve it with a
different subject matter.
I have a feeling I will have to really understand what I am painting
to be able to do it.
I do know when I started the pansy series I could not
have painted them this way.
This technique is difficult for me to do because I have to choose
what to leave out or mess up.  I also have to be careful I do
not take it into what I call calendar art...meaning too pretty.

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  1. So sorry to hear this is the last of the pansy series. I've enjoyed them so much. They are all so exquisite! I know what you mean about impressionistic being hard to achieve. You've achieved it very well!

  2. This pansy series is really super! Can't decide which one is my favorite--#7 maybe but the blues in this one are lovely. Wish it was pansy time here in Maine.


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