Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Peach Roses

This is a 20"x 20" oil painting on a stretched canvas.  I have stated before that setting up a still life is such a big challenge.  I analyzed just exactly what I enjoyed about other peoples work that I like and it comes down to an emotional reaction to something in the setup.  For this painting I searched through my stash of items and found several that I deeply love.  So I was happy with the items I chose and felt a connection to it.   The next challenge that I have been working on is laying down what I call purposeful mark making.  I tried diligently to think about the color, the brush, the stroke and the shape before I put brush to canvas.  I feel very successful in this painting.  It is fresh, spontaneous and pretty.  I am going to take a class from James Richards at the end of August and I think that I will gain so much.  I keep referring back to my DVD from Lori Putnam and love to paint as she is speaking!!  LOL
Who do I look at when I am painting a still life.  Primarily Vuillard, Bonnard, Braque, Susan Valadon and Matisse are the painters whose still life work entices me.  The painting below is an example of a Matisse that I love.  The simplicity, color and composition are so interesting to me


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'ai beaucoup votre billet accompagné de cette superbe oeuvre aux harmonies de couleurs absolument d'une grande fraîcheur.
Sa composition est également très intéressante. Une oeuvre qui semble vivante qui respire le dynamisme.
Je suis certaine que cet été vous allez vous régaler avec votre classe.
Tout comme vous j'aime beaucoup Vuillard et Bonnard.

Gros bisous ❀

LindaHunt said...

Hi Martinealison,
Yes, I am partial to Bonnard....Matisse, also. I was very happy with this painting. I am trying to learn patience and economy!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Wow...LOVELY, JUST Lovely!

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Sue!! I am really happy with this painting...I learned so much.

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