Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Off With His Head, 6x6 ) Oil

I had this gorgeous begonia (a different one, but same color as the last post) and I must have been a bit rough with it, because when I turned the light on the 'scene' and backed away - the whole 'head' of the flower fell off! This was try #2, the first was a wipe-off - I couldn't get the red to pop enough. This is better but still, not as 'zingy' as I'd wished. I 'grayed down' the aqua cloth, but I think maybe it should have been lighter, too. Ah, well, hopefully a summer full of begonias await.
Updating (finally) my studio blog and Paco's blog, too, of course! Pin It

4 comments:

  1. Love the title Kelley! It's perfect and the colors are very striking.

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  2. Great composition and title, Kelley. I love the thick beautiful brushwork.

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  3. oh my gosh kelley!
    i LOVE this painting! everything about it! uniques subject, color and texture!
    wow!
    i just tried to post on paco's blog but the word verification screen would not post fully for me finish.
    i will try again later. :)

    m

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  4. My favorite thing about this is the wonderful thick paint and the yellow ground showing through. Love the composition and cropping. Great title too!

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