Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Red Vase From a Friend
8x6in oil on canvas $125. SOLD
First, I want to thank everyone who purchased
my video and for all the encouraging comments.
I have placed a link on my side bar for anyone
interested who missed my first announcement.
I love the shape and color of this vase.
A friend from the Artists Guild
brought it in for me yesterday so this is
my first time painting it.
It usually takes a few attempts at painting a new subject
for me to get where I can 'feel" it in paint.
This particular vase has horizontal, multiple ridges
which I found, after a struggle, will take some exploration.
I went for the basic shape instead. Simplify, simplify.
Do you remember KISS - keep it simple stupid!
I do not hear it used anymore but it is still as
appropriate today Very valuable lesson for
painting a complex vase..
Labels: blog. daily painter., fracturing technique, impressionism. julie ford oliver, KISS keep it simple stupid., oil on canvas board, red vase. floral. still life, sunflowers
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.