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Monday, August 27, 2007

Just Color Spots

"Hydrangea"
oil on linen on panel, 8" x 10"



Wow! I went to the studio this morning with my wife's table centerpiece of a hydrangea in a glass block. This flower has held my attention every time I sit at the table . . .the mauves and odd magentas reveal greens mixed in with them in every petal!


So, this morning, I am thinking "Loose smudges of mixed color . . . forget the detail."


And so I did. I had fun!! This flower (actually two of them) is so full of small shapes and angles of so many different colors, I didn't dare try to represent. Just make impressions. What fun!


This one gives me more ideas.


(Don't they all?)

3 comments:

Elio said...

Good to see you painting so much and most of enjoying yourself.

E

Mike said...

Hey Elio! I was thinkin about you when I painted this one. How was your workshop?

Elio said...

It was great. I had a great time you should check out my blog it has the low down.

E