Friday, July 30, 2010

Daily Painting Practice - Yellow Flowers

In a previous post a few weeks ago, "Red Roses", I mentioned I would like to do a series on weed flowers. Well, I got a little side tracked because the Red Roses went off to the gallery and sold right away.  So I need to replace it.
Sorry I didn't take a photo of the earlier  stages but  here are the critical ones. First, I thought I was finished here... actually just wishful thinking.

I knew it needed something so I started playing around with Liquin and doing more wet into wet painting.

Nearly there I thought but, the background wasn't helping.

 Yellow Flowers
not the official title
oil on  masonite

Much better  with the darker background I think. I have no idea what kind of flowers these are.  They are not pansies but look like them.  That's what happens when you throw out the label. Now all I need is my official title-giver/wife to come up with a name.

I have enough trouble with this one medium (oil paint) but there are other artists who seem to excel with anything they use to create. A friend of mine sent me a link about an artist who uses a dirty car as his medium. Take a look.

Then I found an artist I truly admire for his talent and stunning work on canvas. David Kassan.
However this painting on an Ipad surprised me. Be sure to watch it until the end... oh and turn down your volume the music is a bit loud. Enjoy!


Eugenia Wadsworth Martin said...

I do like a dark background on a painting and this one really makes the yellow flowers pop out.

Caroline Peña Bray said...

Great call on darening the background, it really gives the yellow a punch and makes the flowers stand out brilliantly. Excellent work! Love the in focus v out of focus elements too, very clever.