Monday, July 11, 2011

Working with triad colors





I am trying to paint with triads to see what happens. I tried to pick out the best ones of the three. I could probably just paint the pear with "pear" colors but that would be too easy! I always have to torture myself a little bit every day. These little 5x7 paintings took way longer than they were suppose to. Bob Burridges calls it a sketch painting not a masterpiece. (Thank you, Bob!) I fiddled and fiddled and "tickled" way too much and finally in a last ditch effort to save the pears I used one of my hand carved stamps to add some interest. Actually when I put the 5 x 7 mat around each one they look better. The flowers started out really bad but got a little better as I "ticked.". That is usually what happens with my paintings. They look terrible at first but usually I can save them. There is a saying about that but I can't think of it.  It's something like "your painting sometimes has to travel through hell before it gets to heaven"... but I just made that up. Pardon my french...:)) But I am not quite sure these made it that far!
Here they are all together on 15x 12 strip.


And here's a little cutie:
Yep, that's my boy!

14 comments:

fran p. said...

The paintings are very interesting ... but that boy is just too cute...how quickly they grow - and maybe an up-and-coming artist!

Buffy said...

Oh my he's not a baby anymore,he's so adorable. They do grow up so quickly,and I love,love your paintings.

Sharon said...

I'm enjoying your pear paintings and thanks for the rediscovery of Bob Burridges. Love him.

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful paintings Martha! I do love the flowers with the texture stamping including; but that's my "mixed-media" obsession :)

Your cutie is surely growing fast - adorable and it looks like he's having fun there - a budding artist :)

Enjoy the moments! xxoo

Mary said...

Martha remember you are in a learning process here...don't worry that your finished painting looks great or not...i know, it's easy for me to say that...i have not received my DVD's yet, and i know when i begin i will want them to be perfect. and really these look good to my eye.

Marc is precious!

Janie Husband said...

as usual you have produced more fab work....grandson included.....

katie purcell said...

Those eyes are too beautiful.
What a blessing to have art fun with your boy!!!!!
We are blessed with our grandchildren!
xxoo

A Dancing Mango said...

Martha,
I just love your Triad of colors!
beautiful colors and show so much sensitivity.. ♥

Isabel said...

Love the flowers!!!:O) I wish my boys where that little again, too cute:O)

Nancy said...

I love the colors and texture you achieved in these. I see the art gene is blossoming in your grandson, too. So cute!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Adorable little guy; the paintins are worth a look too. Happened on your blog while blog hopping today; I'll be back.

HEYJUDE said...

what a cutie....

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ooo these look great....and that little cutie looks like a budding artist...heck, his arm would already sell for a couple million!!!

Catharina Maria said...

Your yournal is pERFECT !
love it so much .
♥RINI♥

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