Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Odd Bunch Of Leftovers 16x16 oil

Got to the store yesterday and purchased some M. Graham oil paint. So ... I had to play. This paint has walnut oil in it which I thought might be healthier to uses. It is totally juicy and wet. I only got a couple of colors, but could see a difference working into my other brands. Having some let over flowers from previous paintings and vases etc. etc. all out and sitting around, I thought another still life. I worked thicker than usual and more painterly. I didn't aim for realism or a completed painting. I will let it dry and see if I want to do anything more.
In the meantime I need to get ready for an art project with my students and have tons of paper to cut.



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8 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Wow, wow, Dori!!! The reflections in the vases are stunning...bravo!

Kerri Settle said...

I've enjoyed using the M Graham paints when I can. I've found I generally like their strong colors, like phthalos or cadmiums, over other brands.

I love what you came up with in your painting, the jewel tones and color harmony make it a wonderfully vibrant piece.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The deep, rich colors and relections really make this an incredible painting. This is beautiful!

Edward Burton said...

Fantastic piece, Dori. The reflections and colors are stunning.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting, surprising drama from the colors and reflections.

Leslie Saeta said...

Stunning painting. And Dana is right, the reflections in the blue vase are amazing!

Marian Fortunati said...

I love the textures and juiciness of the paint in this still life, Dori... REALLY NICE!!!

Cathyann said...

This is lush, Dori. I like the idea of this series. The blue jar is complex and keeps one engaged. Beautiful work.