Friday, July 29, 2011

More abstract practice...

I just received Robert Burridge's workbook and his "Goof-proof Color Wheel" in the mail. I love his thoughts on being a painter and letting go. He covers the all the emotions that I go through and actually validates them. That's a good thing for me. He says we never really "arrive"--it is a constant reinventing of our "style" by practice and creativity.  I am looking forward to taking his workshop in February. This one is back to a 5x7 because I painted it in my little "closet" studio here at home. I have some 5x7 pieces of prepared paper ready to go.  I think the colors appeal to me. I have my niece and her three precious ones coming into town this weekend so I won't be able to post but I am thinking about something which I will do next week.  Have a great weekend everyone!

11 comments:

Mary said...

beautiful Martha. okay, are you using heavy bodied acrylics, and do you water them down a bit? when Bob paints his paint seems to just flow.

Peggy said...

Love it--this one exudes confidence!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Martha, I'm really enjoying your new freedom of strokes. Go girl!

LuckyDog said...

Hi Martha, I love your flowers and the energy of the piece! ♥

Marilyn Rock said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Martha, and keep those flowers coming! xxoo

Janie Husband said...

love it....funny, i thought about doing that work shop with him also...my daughter lives in orlando and i could visit there for awhile and go on down to the workshop......hmmmm...

Bev Davis said...

I love the colors in this one. It is alive!

Adrian said...

Whoa! You are lookin' free and having fun now and it shows in this painting. Nice going girl!

lori vliegen said...

i think you've definitely got it.....this is fantastic! i love these colors, too.....rich and yummy! and i don't know if that makes me too happy to hear that we never really "arrive".....i was counting on having a nice drinkie and a pan of brownies to celebrate!! xoxo

An Altered Wonderland said...

your newest paintings are really beautiful. Very post-impressionist with your use of color and texture like Van Gogh! I just love it!

Cynthia Julian said...

I love the loose, luscious free strokes that suggest flowers and the colors that evoke a hot summer day. Very pleasing to the visual center in my brain. The record of your human motions captured in the paint is a welcome break from machine captured / manipulated images. Thank you for sharing it.

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