Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Zinnia burst" by Kim Rempel, daily painter, Canada

Okay, here is the third zinnia painting. For this one I tried to forget the act of replicating the zinnias as they appeared, but rather the emotional response I was getting from the flowers. I don't mean for that to sound dippy (!), but I wanted to abstract them a bit and just convey the joy of them. So I began painting quickly and intuitively. I'll do a couple more paintings and then I want feedback from all of you as to which pieces you're drawn to (and why?). Thanks in advance : )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75






8 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

Ooh I like those!! Very happy and cheerful looking, and lovely fresh brushstrokes! :)

Dippy? *snort* that's SO funny :) You're not dippy at all, I say crazy stuff like that all the time!! And I did not mean that you sounded crazy just then, just that. . . I think I'll stop talking right now :)

Rachel Roushey said...

Looking back at the past three days, I would say that I'm drawn to this one the most. I think it's the close up perspective and the contrast between the bright vibrant colors of the flowers and the sky blue background that I really like. But I also love the stroke marks in the one from Saturday and the fact that you can see the stems through the vase! What fun texture! Hope that helps!

Linda Popple said...

I like the abstract quality of this painting! The colors are vivid and I can feel the energy in the painting. Well done!

Alice said...

These are gorgeous Kim! Zinnias would have to be among my favourite flowers to paint. I find the underside of the petals an interesting contrast and also the stamens - how they open up into separate little flowers ... again contrasted with the darker almost maroon centers.
Does that sound as if I'm "in love" - well I think I am - with them! :)

Sparrowhawk said...

nice vibrant colours and bold strokes..deftly handled!

Steve Washburn said...

Hi Kim,
Looking forward to this series.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Love your run on zinnias Kim and this is my favorite. Wonderful simplicity.

Barbara M. said...

Beautiful,

XO Barbara