Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Pansy Time #2
Pansy Time # 2
8x6in oil on canvas board 100.
I am still feeling the glow from Valentines Day so continuing to
paint "happy" flowers seems perfect.
Unlike yesterday, this painting went easily onto the canvas.
Was it because of the old expression...practice makes perfect?
Certainly, some of the mistakes I made yesterday were still fresh in my mind
as were the parts I did which I liked.
I used an angle brush with synthetic hair and short handle for most of this. See below.
I think that this type of brush is perfect for short crisp strokes using the tip
but is also great at blending two sides together when you dip either side into
the colors you need. Above I show how a light and dark green blend smoothly
with one stroke.
Different to the "opposing strokes" technique - on the right - which gives energy
to the surface. Both methods were used on this painting.
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.