Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
The third painting of these amazing freesias.
Same flowers, same arrangement but trying for an abstract.
I painted them first in my normal, direct method and then took my
palette knife to break up the structure. It came and went several times,
but I enjoyed seeing what happened with each attempt.
I found I was making a focal area with a couple of the white freesia
by adding a little more definition...but I liked it and kept it in.
The three of these freesia paintings were all demos for the class.
Each painting had its own group of supporters but this one
received the most interest.
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.