Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just a Moment 6x6 oil

A still life is set up for just a little while, a moment in a way. It is assembled for the pure task of painting a "still life". There is an organizing to the process. It is not easy and I have great admiration for those who set up and paint multiple objects. What is under the surface, is a compositional plan. A little like a map that gives the viewer direction without them knowing.
This little painting was done with last weeks daisies in my head. I played a lot with mixing paint and colors like red. I made the red in this intense in the process of discovery. My plan was to paint this 3 times and get bigger as I went a long. I got to #2 and the flowers started to die. I found myself overworking the second painting and I scraped section of the painting many times. Comparing the two I found that I like this one best. It was done first and feels more spontaneous. Next I will post the second 8x8 and you can decide. I want to paint larger and I need to figure out how to keep it fresh.

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Pam Holnback said...

I love the reds! Vibrant, but not too overpowering.

Gary Keimig said...

It came out very nice. I like Spencer too.
Both are very well done.

Dana Cooper said...

I LOVE this has such a spontaneity about it and the reds are spot on!!

Leslie Saeta said...

Wow. This is wonderful and the colors are stunning. congrats!

Kerri Settle said...

I just love all the texture in this painting, it really keeps my eyes moving around so I can soak it all in.

Edward Burton said...

This is fantastic, Dori. Beautifully handled.