Personal Art Blog

Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Monday, May 28, 2012

White Roses



White Roses

8x6in  oil on canvas panel   SOLD

I wanted to have some fun today after working so hard on the
polk-dot vase yesterday. This little group of flowers did the trick.
I like the happy colors.

Artist Note.
When I have something light next to something dark
I always try to place a transition color/value to step
the values together. With white flowers, the shadow
area is important to achieve that, but so are the edges.
I do try leave a high contrast in the focal area...
don't always remember though!
Will show a little demo of transition value tomorrow.
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10 comments:

  1. Such a joyful painting. Love all the bright colors. Beautiful.

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  2. Thanks, Angela. Nice of you to visit.

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  3. Oh Julie, This is stunning. Another winner! I hope you don't mind that I pinned it on my board "Other's paintings that I love"

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    1. Hi Karla - mind? Absolutely not. It is an honor and I thank you.

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  4. I'm liking this fractured look, I'm not sure I understand the process. This is a beautiful painting Julie. Romantic.

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    1. Hi L.W. I am a romantic by nature so I am glad it shows in my art.
      Pleased you like the fracturing.

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    1. Thanks Myra. How are you managing to keep two great blogs going?

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  6. This fracturing looks different a little bit. Have you used mostly palette knife? This it fabulous, anyway.
    And this rhythm of red roses - delicious.

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  7. The reason it looks different is I was pushing the fracturing a little bit more. I am still discovering what works and what doesn't. I rather liked this but my paint was drier and harder to work with.

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Julie