Thursday, October 16, 2014

Leaves and Berries......and Yellow Rose with Colorblocking

Both of these involved negative painting, and the yellow rose (the same rose that I painted traditionally in a previous post), involved designing a colorful abstract background.  For the abstract rose I used new gamboge, permanent rose, and thalo blue.  For the leaves, I used new gamboge, permanent rose, sap green and cobalt blue.  Both are 11 x 15 on Arches.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Daisies - Playing with Backgrounds Again

Inspired by a painting of sunflowers by Karlyn Holman, I attempted to abstract and pattern my background using a photo of a few of the daisies that were in my Mothers' Day flowers this year.