Saturday, May 15, 2010

Still life at Laurie's



So this was what I accomplished at Laurie's workshop today. I really wanted more time - there are things I didn't get to and will work on/fix up next week, primarily work on the floor. I painted on a new surface for me: clear-gessoed wood. This was interesting and your brush strokes show a bit more. A little odd at first but I was liking it as time progressed. I posted two close-ups of my favourite bits. Something Laurie said, which echoes what Carol Marine said, is that it can take a LONG time to set-up a still life. But not to take a short-cut. I now have this drilled in my head and will go forth accordingly : )
acrylic on wood

12 comments:

Janie B said...

Wonderful!

Linda said...

What a fantastic experience! Your paintings are great. There's so much going on. Just fun to explore all within the edges of the surface.

Thanks for the link to Laurie's work. She really is great! Love her colors and set ups. I can see why you like her work. Would love to have a cup of her coffee!! :-)

Gwen Bell said...

Oh my...these are a so good. The first one needs to be in a Gallery. Today! I'm so blown away by the work your are doing here.

paintnpencil said...

Its looking great.

Mary Anne Cary said...

This is awesome, and your excitement is not misguided, I love that! It is the thing I think that keeps us all going! Learning and inspiration, to actually see something that sparks the creative juices, hard to explain unless you experience it!! Happy for you, you got me excited just reading your blog!! (just wish I was there!) (I do have a workshop with C. Marine in August tho!)

Crystal Cook said...

I'm with Gwen, your work is absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the top painting, all of them really, but the colors are really speaking to me. I love the purples with the oranges. Just gorgeous Kim!

Barb Hillier said...

This is really beautiful and looks like so much fun! What kind of wood do you paint on?

LindaHunt said...

Wow! What an interesting painting full of information and great color.

Katalin said...

Wow!! Beautiful Kim! It seems you had a fun and inspirational weekend..it does come across from your work! Wish I could take that workshop! ;)
I really like the looseness of your painting and love the combination of the colours! Keep up the great work! You inspire me to start painting still life! :)

Kim said...

Barb - the wood on this one was a wood support (like a canvas and stretcher frame but made wholly of wood). It looks like pine. Curry's Art store sells them. Do you have Curry's? Anyway - I'm going to try masonite too.

Kerri Settle said...

These are wonderful, Kim - really warm and inviting. I'm horrible at setting up still lifes; maybe that why I stick to landscapes!

Tammy Hext said...

Great work Kim, thanks for the link to Laurie's work as well. I can see a bit of a kindred spirit between the two of you - especially in the landscapes.