8x6in oil on canvas panel $125 SOLD
What's not to like about pansies? They are sturdy, colorful and
have a happy face. Best of all they provide visual pleasure
throughout the winter months. Summer months too, if you paint them!
One of the advantages I find by painting loosely is the ability to suggest
something by color, without rendering it perfectly.
In this case, I first painted the focal point with the correct form of a pansy.
Once this had been established I could then make any shape, and as
long as I repeated a color or used the very distinctive yellow center,
it would read as a pansy.
Here is a close up to show you how abstract the one above the focal pansy is.
The mind makes it a pansy because it is next to a pansy of the same color.
Also the little touch of a yellow center is code for pansy.
Here is the yellow center again but look how abstract the shape is.
Put your finger over the yellow center and you will find the
shape gives you no sense of a pansy other than color.
The mind is a wonderful thing.