Personal Art Blog

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pansy Pleasure... continued




















Pansy Pleasures - continued
8x6' oil on canvas  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. 

Artist Note.
One of the advantages I find by 
using the Fracturing technique
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 and next to 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.


I am experimenting with painting the pansies
in watercolor on Yupo and regular paper. FUN.
but hard to get what I want. 
P.S.
This is a repeat of a post I did back 
a couple of years ago. I am busy wrapping up 
the classes for the year, One more week!











21 comments:

  1. I love this piece, and your explanation of using color to create the impression of the objects. Well said, and gives me good food for thought. Thanks!

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    1. thank you Diana. Congratulations on the acceptance into the show your beautiful portrait.

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  2. This is GREAT!
    What Pretty-Pretty Pansies, JULIE!

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    1. thank you Sue.
      I really enjoy the diversity of your work.

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  3. Beautiful flowers...They do so well in the cold weather!!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda, Love your new portrait. The way you nailed the white-t-shirt is especially awesome.

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  4. It is just beautiful, Julie!!! Gorgeous colors too. Hope your classes are going super well!

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  5. So Vic and I sat for a few moments marveling at your gift as an artist. He is not really a fan of still life, florals, landscapes, but he said this morning he loves yours. It's "really flippin'" good were his words. And it's true. I so agree.

    Love that brilliant dot of red off to the side of the vase. Love the whole thing, but that little dot of red is wonderful.

    Happy wrap-up.

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  6. You are so wise and highly skilled, Julie. I've learned much from you, and anticipate even more! Thank you!

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  7. Dear Julie - what a great lesson you just shared. I love the idea of just the suggestion by using the colors of the pansy. Very beautiful. I am so glad you showed this clever way of painting. Hope you have a delightful week-end. Hugs!

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  8. It's your skillful placement of those strokes and color! You have a great eye and hand:) Beautiful work as always.

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  9. Interesting reading and the piece is gorgeous !

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  10. I'm watching and hoping to learn. Making the 'reader' do the work I understand from writing, but as a man-of-detail I have to undo a lot if I'm to paint 'properly'. Great lesson, thank you

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  11. Very beutiful colours and nice texture !!!
    Congratulations Julie on such a beautiful piece !!!

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  12. I loved how you brought our attention to the abstract quality of the flower and how it is through suggestion that we interpret it as a pansy - fascinating - and so cleverly done! A very pretty outcome Julie!

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  13. As always, I love your color choices - and your edge work is so wonderful!

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  14. Just beautiful! You make it sound so easy, but I know it take much skill and talent... and you have an abundance of both! Love your work!

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  15. I agree, Pansies are fantastic! Love the zesty color in this

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  16. So many beautiful color combinations in both paintings(the one below as well). I love seeing the details, it is a great lesson! THanks Julie!

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  17. Thanks for sharing your insight Julie, love the details and how you dealt with them.

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Cheers,
Julie