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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pansy Time #6

Pansy Time #6

5x7in   oil on canvas   90.

Continuing the series with more freedom. By now I have the feel as well as
knowledge of the pansy structure.

Artist Note:

Using the same three colors as yesterday but handling the
painting in a far more abstract manner.

Using the same triad of colors as yesterday, I pre-mixed the
different variations of colors ahead on the palette.
The design I had in mind was to have the flowers in the top, left area
and the vase to continue out of the bottom.
I started with the main yellow pansy, working outwards from there. 
I used only a knife and let what was happening on the canvas dictate what came next.

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  1. Julie, this is so beautifully the wonderful colors and the looseness of the piece!!

  2. Julie, I really admire your work. This is one of my favorites. Love the loose feel...

  3. This is so lovely, Julie. The colors are amazing! :o)

  4. There is just no way you can make a bad pansy painting, even in abstract it is gorgeous, really love this.

  5. Very well painted, I like the abstract quality of this and the balance of warm purples against the very cool glass (?) vase. Nice one!

  6. I love this combination of softness and sharp lines that the knife gives.

  7. What I really love about a lot of your painting is -- they are done full of intentions. The composition and styles seem to be well thought about and planned, so are the color schemes -- that's probably why they always seem so effective! I like this piece for all the hinted but not explicitly painted details surrounding the flower and the pot, and the vibrant yellow-turquoise color contrast.


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