Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bits and Pieces




Detail,  "Nuance, " 44 x 44

Sometimes I just love a bit of a painting -- in this larger piece, this is the bit!  I am into a soft palette lately, with just touches of contrast.  I like the play of colors here.



The set - up was tulips with the bulbs attached, which at first I attempted to include in the painting.

Set Up of parrot tulips



In-progress photo in my studio with bulbs in the water (sorry about bad lighting)



Nuance, 44 x 44, bulbs in the water are gone!

Michael came into the studio when this was in progress and said that the bulbs were competing with the flowers.  I agreed!  So they were painted out and now I do like the focus being up on the flower shapes and below on the shimmer --  proving once again that fresh eyes can be invaluable.



9 comments:

  1. Je vous félicite pour cette peinture... Elle est pleine de douceur et de romantisme... J'aime beaucoup sa composition et la lumière qui l'anime.
    gros bisous

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  3. Lovely as always. I do like the full painting and think the bit of a painting is fantastic. You make painting soft look easy but I know first hand it is not.

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  4. Another beautiful painting! It is very interesting to see the set up and then your interpretation of it. Your painting is more beautiful than the flowers themselves.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love the soft palette and I always appreciate it when an artist explains their process. Thanks so much!

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  6. This is my all time favorite- love, love the way you painted it all but that tulip that is laying down is stunning! Just so beautiful. Always knew Michael had a great eye:) Really wonderful to see your process and that you took the bulbs out makes so much sense- the flowers just shine! Love the color palette- soft and shimmery and just perfect!

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  7. I love the way you painted this. A little bit different than usual and to my eye it really works. Your colors are soft and beautiful.

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  8. Thanks for sharing, Nancy. This is lovely. Karen Beard

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  9. I like very much the first one, "Nuance". It´s so beautiful (the best= colours).

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