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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sweetpeas


This painting is full sheet Arches 300# coldpress. I wanted a different perspective and also an abstract quality so by using the stems of the Sweetpea plant as the focal point ratheer than the flowers I think I achieved some of what I set out to do. I think the fun part is setting up challenges for oneself and seeing if you can solve it. These are Daniel Smith watercolors again, the only watercolors I use.

7 comments:

Angela said...

This is so pretty! I love the different from the norm perspective.

I especially love those two tiny buds in the top left corner.

Gifts of Creation said...

This is fantastic!! Do you paint from photos you take? I keep getting distracted from my work by looking at the beautiful art being displayed on my bloglist on the sidebar.....Wow...so beautiful how you captured the light...
Magdalene

Judith Angell Meyer said...

This is amazing. And on such a large format. I paint animals in watercolor on Arches cold press rough, and wish I could paint flowers. I think I'll leave them to the expert. Beautiful. Your perspective did accomplish your goal.

christinoell said...

What colors did you use? They are so beautiful.

Jane Freeman said...

Since I have shipped the painting off to be framed, I cannot look directly at it but will list a few of the oolors I used. I only use Daniel Smith and try to use only transparent and a few semi transparent colors. I used Quin. Rose, and some Quin Red, New Gamboge, Sape Green, Undersea Green, Indanthrone Blue, Cobalt Teal Blue, Carbazole Violet, Transparent Brown Oxide and Quin Sienna. Those for sure. Sometimes I will do a light coat oftransparent orange to a pink to make it glow...but can't say for sure I did that until I see the painting again. DSaniel Smith use to offer my palette when the book first came out but it is not there now but I suspect it is listed somewhere and one could inquire. I wish they still had it in the catalog! Oh well. Anyway, hope this helps and so glad all of you liked it!

christinoell said...

Thanks so much. She has so many colors to choose from it is hard to know where to start.

Jane Freeman said...

This painting was selected for the TWAS show this year which I am thrilled with...I think the abstract nature of it was part of what attracted the judge to it. The experiment with this look paid off and is one I will explore more!