Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Peach Roses in Glass

In this small 8"x 6" oil painting I did not do a preliminary drawing and worked by laying down in gestural impression of the forms and shapes.  I have been participating in a Croquis group and we have spent a great deal of time on gesture drawing. It came very naturally to approach the painting in this manner.  One of my favorite painters from many years ago is Berthe Morisot'.  I am including one of her still life paintings.  When analyzing her painting it is gestural and the paint is somewhat thin and some of the canvas is left stained or unpainted.  This is a look that I like very much.  The paint seems to be applied as though she were drawing with the paint brush.


Sue Marrazzo said...

so so PERFECT!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your colors are beautiful and I love your brushwork.
Thank you for sharing the Morrison painting. I have not seen it for a long time.

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Julie.. and Sue...Yes, Morisot' is one of my favorite woman painters.

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