Saturday, July 17, 2010

Still life, a path along the way


This is the second work that have for the still life gallery previewing this evening from The Artist Challenge. Often a still life is an "arranged" setting with flowers, vases, luscious cloth coverings. The leaves are "lost" or become the backdrop of the beautiful floral renderings. I love greens. Appreciate the variations of the veining in a leaf that too often becomes secondary to the setting.

300lb watercolor paper provided the backdrop for channels, paths and secret garden delights for the acrylic inks and fluid acrylics. Each morning am up early to water hanging plants. As the porch faces east the morning light pours on the flowers and front flower beds. Love working outside when painting. Something about the early morning that makes the paint flow more freely.

With the garden watered, flower beds spot weeded....turning to the paint to finish another focus.
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