Feeling frustrated by my inability to express what was being
asked of in class and completely bored all ready by my still life I decided to
zoom in on my favorite part of the still life. The plastic and silk flowers.
A workshop ~ a study of design principles - working with the
same still life through out the 10 weeks.
The focus of this workshop is on the elements and principles
of good design. Each week the lecture focus’s on one of the elements and/or
principles of fine art design. We paint at home emphasizing on the weeks
The first three paintings were done on Arches 300 lb cold
press ~ 22 x 30
The following 22 were done on Kilimnjaro 140 lb ~ 22 x 30
A whimsical beginning a feel for the study or what turned out to be my thumbnail. I like the fluid fun feel.
This week for me was a study in color. Using what
feels to me to be an old school color palette. Presenting the still life in a
serious tone. Using Quinacridone Gold, Rose Madder and Indigo a Masters palette
using your basic yellow, red and blue.
Another color study using a limited palette (red,
yellow, blue). Using Quinacridone Rose, Aureolin and Cobalt creating what I
believe and feel is more of a delicate delivery of the same still life study.