Monday, July 11, 2011

Maybe getting a little better...


Maybe these flowers are looking a little better. I am trying to not fiddle too much. Get in and get out as Bob says. It's hard to do--to not fiddle, but the more I fiddle the more I make mud. I have always been a good mud pie maker! And painting the illusion of water in glass is tricky.  This is still 5 x 7 done fairly quickly so I will start to move to the 10x10 and progressively get larger. That's my goal, paint big! I will let you know if I get there. By big, I mean maybe 2 feet by 4 feet or so or 24" by "48. Yikes!

17 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Martha I remember when I was in school we would do timed figure drawings... 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min.. and then back down to 30... would be interesting to do the same thing with size...

Karen Kay said...

This is beautiful Martha. Loving all the texture in your work.

Marilyn Rock said...

These are very textural - great shading, too! xxoo

Diane said...

Oh my goodness!! Do I love this!!!

Renee Troy said...

Looking good, Martha! If I had the room, I would work really large also.
I took your studio tour and I imagined myself living there. OMG! What a fabulous little house. So charming!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your painting is beautiful! i love it!

fran p. said...

These are really pretty...love the colors. Good luck on the larger piece!!!

James said...

It's lovely!! job well done!

Bren said...

Love the new goal you've set for painting big. I use the 24 x38 a lot so anything bigger is just lots more fun. It's a whole new look, I'm enjoying what you're creating

katie purcell said...

COULD THIS BE OUR NEXT ONLINE CLASS?????
SO BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL WAY TO START MY DAY. TIME IN THE WORD AND THEN LOOKING AT A VASE OF DREAMY FLOWERS.
IS IT ACRYLIC OR OIL?
GO FOR THE BIG!!!
XXOO

Marie aka Grams said...

There's no "maybe" about it. Those are terrific. I'll second the motion for another class. Count me in.

Millie said...

Something I do when a part of my painting is turning to mud (which happens to me quite often) is just paint over that part of the painting with the background color and then repaint. This way I take advantage of what I have learned in the making mud stage! Of course this only works with acrylic paint!

Gifts of Creation said...

These flowers are lovely..thanks for sharing your process...

Say It In Color said...

Been very busy, but just had to stop by and tell you how very much I LOVE this piece!! I totally get the mud pie making....that is why I always did controlled fill in work or calligraphy or collage....but this little baby (floral) is beautiful....the colors just really dance in such a pleasant and happy way....beautiful piece!!! I would love this VERY piece in a 24x36!!!! Even a print!!

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