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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Poppies at Waters Edge

11x14" on watercolor paper primed with colorfix

     A new painting for this week.  I decided to do another flower painting, but cut the sky out of it completely.  I had to really think about the background so that it would not compete with the greens of the flowers in front and show distance.  The watercolor paper again gave this a really bumpy look to it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flowers in motion

16x12" Pastel on Colorfix paper

    I have finally finished this painting that I started last week. Similar to the last few that I have posted. This one has a different look to it as the support paper is a rough bumpy watercolor paper that was primed with colorfix pastel primer. I had to do a few underpaintings. One with watercolor, and then another with a harder pastel and sprayed with alcohol and left to dry. The bumps made it so I had to underpaint, as the dry pastel would skim over the tops of the bumps and leave a larger amount of background paper than I wished to show.

This one has a darker feel to it, because of the amount of greens in it and less sky.
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