Saturday, September 11, 2010

Zinnias in vase

I'm exploring the zinnias. A bit of a glare on this one - sorry! I'm going to stick with this subject for a few days and see what happens. I've always thought it would be interesting to paint the exact same subject for weeks on end: really getting the feel of it, breaking it down, building it back up, trying different techniques etc... You would have to do it with something that doesn't wilt or decay. Maybe it will be an upcoming project.
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75






5 comments:

Sparrowhawk said...

I like the bold strokes on the background and the zinnias are very gorgeous! love the idea of one subject a week...it makes it less difficult to decide what to do!

Janie B said...

Love zinnias! Ambitious undertaking. Looks good so far.

Denise Scaramai said...

super! the flowers are beautiful in your interpretation! the vessel, transparency and the composition!
very good!
kisses

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Kim!.... Love the rich... bright colour and the contrasting staccato brushwork in the background! "Simply"... beautiful!

Hope to bump into you in Ayr tomorrow! Sorry the plein air suggestion wouldn't work this time. Let's give it another go!

Hi to Harry!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Taylor said...

You are so creative in the way you express it. I love the vase - how do you think of that!? Sometimes I feel pressured to be most realistic when I paint, but the way you brush is so artful and expressive. You're really amazing!