Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tulips #4 12x12

Bucky says to me, "It's only a 12x12, you can do this."
I say, "But it is a very expensive Aquaboard panel!"


Bucky says, "I am bored with you now."


Ok, here goes. It's not even what I classify as the big one. I had wait on the plumber to get here so I decided to implement the plan I had which was painting a larger one from a smaller one.
I know it's only 12 x 12. Bigger---not really big.
So I started out like this with some collage knowing that most would be covered up except for the bottom part which I knew would be wiped off more.
The collage is finished now and I collaged the sides with printed tissue paper. Not sure where I got that tissue paper.
Then I did a paint sketch as to where the flowers would be in the blue background color.
At this point I forgot to take a picture because the right brain kicked in. Yay, right brain!!!
So here is the 12x12 finished on the very expensive Aquaboard. It really was easy knowing where I was going since I had painted this painting 3 times before. Monet painted many series of the same thing as did Diebenkorn who is my very favorite abstract painter. So, that gives me permission! I am a rule follower so I have to be given permission.

There is just a little bit of glare on this one but I wanted you to see the sides. I probably should always photograph before the varnish. Ok, so I accomplished one goal---to paint a series getting bigger. I guess at this point I am so accustomed to painting this one that the "BIG" one might not really be that bad. 
We'll see...

29 comments:

katie purcell said...

GO MARTHA GO!!!!
BEAUTIFUL!
HAVING MY 2ND COLOR DROP GET TOGETHER ON FRIDAY NIGHT. MOMS BRINGING MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS.
HIS LOVE THROUGH YOUR GIFTS SPREADS LIGHT IN NEWNAN AND ALL OVER.
XXOO

Mary Walker said...

I really like the way the table peeks out, great job.

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh Martha! I know I'm a little emotional these days, but your new painting made me all choked up. It's so so so very beautiful! I love it! Do you love it? Oh, I want it...hugs and kisses to Bucky, too. He's a beauty. K

fran p. said...

Martha, the "table" actually lookes like a table....and this is a beautiful piece...my favorite in this series....thanks for sharing the step-by-step. I so like your watercolors it took me some time to "see" how beautiful these tulips really are....keep truckin, Martha...the big one will come!

Marilyn Rock said...

I have to say this is my favorite of yours. Love the beginning background and your painting atop is the icing on the cake! xxoo

Nancy said...

Beautiful, Martha.....I love the way you put the collage underneath and some of it showing through.....Your work is absolutely amazing.....

Janet Ghio said...

This is so beautiful!

artistamyjo said...

Absolutely beautiful,all the layers and the color !
Hugs

Mary said...

Marthy you did a fabulous job here.
I love every inch of that 12x12 canvas.

Thanks for showing us the process too.

xxoo

Tess said...

I see Bucky was correct...you can do it. Lovely painting. Seeing the process was pretty cool too.

Buffy said...

Just Gorgeous! I love seeing the collage peekin through, I really enjoyed seeing your process,very inspiring! And tell Bucky good job for pushing you!

Nancy said...

Bucky knows best... he said this would work out, and it did. Beautifully!

Isabel said...

Beautiful!!!Love all the peeks of the collage too:O)

Janie Husband said...

oops....i posted my comment for this post on tulip #3..... dah....

Sharon said...

LOVE THIS POST. YOU GO GIRL. I WAS IN YOUR COLOR DROP CLASS AND HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE WHAT BUCKY LOOKED LIKE. HE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Congratulations Martha - you did it! Bigger space can be intimidating for sure. That's why I have mostly worked within the size of a journal:)
It's a beautiful piece Martha.
Hugs and blessings.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

fabulous

Bren said...

Beautifully lush, you've done an incredible job with this Martha. You are more than ready to go BIG!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Good to see the cutie Bucky again...he has more hair now:)
LOVE the piece!! Diebenkorn would be impressed too:) Like that nice DEEEP board too.

LuckyDog said...

How fabulous! And what a good helper Bucky is! What's next??

annhovsepian said...

Wow! These are beautiful! :)

Adrian said...

Congratulations on a job well done! I hope to see more. This is beautiful and well worth the $.

Adrian said...

Congratulations on a job well done! I hope to see more. This is beautiful and well worth the $.

Mechelle said...
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Mechelle said...

Martha your painting looks great! Your dog is so cute.

Joyfulploys said...

Martha, I haven't been by in awhile....this is fantastic!!! Bucky knew what he was talking about!
Mary

Melissa said...

B U C K Y!!!! I have 2 girls that would like Bucky's phone number.

Lottie said...

It is just perfect

I just had to put the word verification into the box and it was hysterio - sounds a bit like you before you took the plunge and painted your 12x12. I SALUTE you

Lesley said...

Totally beautiful! I loved to see how you started out on your piece of art.
x

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