Flowers from the Imagination
6x8in oil on canvas panel $125.
After scrutinizing fruit for the last few days I needed to do something for the
pure pleasure of using paint.
I am receiving more and more inquiries about the
fracturing technique and this is another way of starting than the one I showed here
Painting from the imagination is a lot of fun and you can make alterations
all the way through because you respond to what happens.
I started with flat shapes of color on oil primed linen.
from yesterday's painting of fruit.
Using a knife I pressed and twisted
until the random shapes suggested
something to me. The green next to the
orange suggested the center of a flower.
flowers in mind, I started to add
more colors remembering to
neutralize some with
so the pure colors would pop.
now so the commitment was made
and the thinking had to begin.
The negative shapes at the left I
liked so I kept them and added color.
Filling in the backgroundwith transparent dark colors
to bring it together. I do not usually
paint this way and I was enjoying
responding and making decisions to what was happening.
After this stage, I worked all over with my angle brush and
handy tool, but a shaper will do. It is easy to see the surface marks I made
on the finished piece. I decided to take the vase right out at the bottom.
Please let me know if you enjoyed this or have any questions.