Monday, August 13, 2012

Snowy Iris

Painting this was a bit out of my comfort zone with it being so non-literal but I did have fun with it.  I'm beginning to really like painting with oils.  The thick paint is less of a problem for me than it used to be.  I think I'm just getting used to it although I still prefer the fluidity of watercolors and silk dyes.

Painting more loosely is easier for me with oils than with watercolors.  I can really appreciate other artists loose watercolor paintings but it's a joy for me to be very meticulous as I paint with watercolors.

Have a good week.

Snowy Iris
Image size 8" x 8"
Oil

8 comments:

  1. This is a beauty. It is very freeing (for me) when I see impressionistic paintings, oils especially.

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  2. I can relate to every word you said, Nancy. I think this is beautiful and as much as I love your watercolor work, I also love your oils. Oddly enough, I am blown away by the meticulous work of the stem itself. Perfectly matches God's meticulous attention to detail in the gorgeous petals of the iris.

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  3. A beautiful Iris! You work so well with oils!..wonderful colors..

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  4. Thank you Robin, Sherry and Hilda.

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  5. You captured such beautiful light in this painting. I love your watercolors, but I also hope you will do more oils!

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  6. Thank you Theresa. It's fun to flip between mediums.

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  7. Really like its non-literalness; it seems to be really about the paint.
    Beautiful melding of color. Really enjoy seeing all the different media you use—like you're employing every facet of yourself with each.

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  8. Thank you Lorraine. I have a lot of fun experimenting with every medium.

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