Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cup of beauty - SOLD

On this one I tried to follow the rule that I was really concentrating on yesterday: one stroke of colour laid down properly the first time and not to brush over top and muck it all up ; ) I paid particular attention to the colours in the shadow. At first glance it looked monochrome but after viewing it through my pin hole opening in the bottom of my picture cropper I saw huge shifts of warms and cools. I thought with this piece I really needed life in my shadow or the painting would come dangerously close to "blah".
And in regards to what I've been saying the past few days about needing to fight fussiness, I guess it may not be fussiness as some people consider it, but what I mean is in terms of needlessly dragging my brush around painting back and forth over things, and putting in too many little bits instead of seeing the shapes as greater masses of value and colour. Happy Thanksgiving to those south of the border!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75








9 comments:

Sandra said...

It worked - there is nothing blah about it at all! I like being able to see your brush strokes too. This is something I have not yet been brave enough to do!

graziano tessarolo said...

I paid good attention... the colours are very good

Alice said...

I love those warm shadows and also the way you've divided up the background. It's a lovely painting. :)

Dawn Sherman said...

Very nice! Love the shadow and I'm always a fan of the orange flowers. :)

Lisa Riehl said...

Gorgeous job, Kim. I love the simple strokes, really makes the painting stand out. And I love the last painting as well - gorgeous combo of red and blue.

Denise Scaramai said...

Kim,
I think everything is very well proportioned and placed; the light is beautiful and the composition along these lines to the bottom
brought a beautiful dynamic! beautiful colors!
Finally, I loved it!
xox

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Love your shadow, and love your painting! The touches of red in the shadow area really make this painting special!

Jeb said...

I really like your paintings!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I think you hit it right. It's beautiful and not fussy.
Carol Marine painted on one of my paintings during her workshop...'don't fuss'. :D