I enjoyed using these bright sunny colors! I’ve got spring fever, and I’ve got it bad!
6″x6″ Acrylic on Canvas, painted around a 1″ edge.
When I had a rose garden I was intrigued by how they opened. I haven’t been able to keep them alive through the winter in the colder climate we live in now, at least not the Hybrid Tea Roses I like the best.
I want to try this again, and apply the colors more separately. The palette knife is new to me, but I’m learning and having fun!
6″x6″ Acrylic on Canvas, painted around the 1″ edge.
If it’s been a long time since I’ve painted, why not use lots of paint!
I enjoyed slopping it on liberally!
6″x6″ Acrylic on canvas panel
And now for something completely different… I realized that I hadn’t painted since last winter, and painting is my mainstay. The project that had consumed me for the past six months was in pastel. This morning I was in the mood! I never use a palette knife, but I wanted to play and experiment. I proceeded without a plan, or an image in my head, just lots of paint on my palette, and a knife. I am reasonably satisfied with the outcome, and I know how I want to proceed tomorrow, with a plan, loads of fresh paint, and a blank canvas.
Now that the picture book project is behind me, I have time for life drawing again, and to spend time with my art buddies. We meet weekly, it is one of the best learning experiences I’ve had.
I liked this pose, I would like to try it again, from another angle, possibly the back.
19.5″x 12.5″ hard pastel on beige pastel paper