Friday, February 27, 2015

Working in the studio

WIP on heavy wc paper
Overflowing - 12x16 canvas

Trying to keep the brush moving - Overflowing is a painting I started several weeks ago - definitely meant to be abstract in the flower department.  This was my first foray into limited color and black and white.  The sides need to be painted and then I am done.  Not sure what I am planning to do with this picture.  I could hold it for a while and put it in the fall show I was part of last year - we'll see.  All in all - I am pleased with how the painting turned out - not easy to see but the vase is collaged with dictionary paper; then I painted white, used some charcoal and finally sanded the vase so more of the paper showed.

The WIP is just that - not sure if it will be salvaged or become collage fodder.  I'll have to see how it goes.  I like the idea - just not sure I like how it's executed.

I am linking to Paint Party Friday - go take a look at all the art displayed there.  Be inspired - and join with us by showing your art there.  I have learned so much from this wonderful online art community!

Thanks so much for visiting - I love to hear comments.  Be blessed with a fabulous art-filled weekend.

15 comments:

  1. Your work looks great. I like the look of the collaged vase. Looks good to me. Hope you are doing well. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Both compositions are intriguing and I think you're doing well with the palette. Your use of textures adds a lot to your paintings. The flowers really pop. The figure is very expressive. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I liked the way of presenting the theme of flowers. Saludos

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  4. Very cool vase of flowers! I love the collage work on the vase.

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  5. Love using dictionary pages too! I hope the words were seen! The picture is too small to see it. Happy painting! patsy

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  6. Beautiful texture on both your paintings!

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  7. I love textures and in both of these the textures are great, they are strong and bold, like that!

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  8. Hi, I really like your idea of sanding some of the white off to show more hints of the dictionary paper underneath. I like the texture and composition. The WIP is really neat. I love the colors and the shape and word "Go". Have a good week and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  9. Your flowers are fantastic, the colour really pops out. I really like the way you sanded the vase back, it gives it an aged feel. I also love the paintings on your friday post.

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  10. Overflowing is just beautiful. Love it! And the WIP is very interesting. It looks as if she's coming out of the page, very well done!

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  11. Gorgeous flowers...love that little painting and the wip is awesome too...can't wait to see how it transpires!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. I find "GO" very interesting and promising - keep going!! Wish I could see the dictionary paper on the vase better - what a great idea!!

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  13. love your paintings!!! the flowers made my day!!!!

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