Introducing seven new (or revised) paintings: landscape and still life.
In the last few months, I’ve given more attention to still life. There’s so much to explore in a floral piece, and for me, right now, the focus is: how far do I want to go in abstracting it? My hands-down favorite floral paintings from other artists are the most loosely rendered ones. So why don’t I go there myself? Why, indeed? I plan to figure that out. As long as I get to smear luscious, heavy-body paints on canvas, I will enjoy the process.
A new landscape.
In the last month, I revised a number of landscape pieces…to the extent they took on a whole new “feel.” I hope you enjoy.
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I don’t often paint still life scenes, although early in my painting days (2009-2011) I painted a LOT of pears! So this was really exciting to depict flowers with a new approach. Each of the paintings below began with a foundation of bright primary colors. As the subsequent layers were added, some of the bright backgrounds and other layers were allowed to show through.
The two pink paintings would make great companions, as would the two green flowers. (The pinks appear to not have the same colored background, but that’s a photo issue; they’re actually extremely compatible.)
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This painting is just off the easel. I will probably end up making some minor revisions, but thought I would post it in case someone wants to place an early claim on it. The photo above is a little too dark, but maybe more accurate with the colors than the lighter one below.