Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cosmos, 6x6 Acrylic

I don't usually post my acrylics - as Daily Paintings - because I'm not so so confident with them. But today I was inspired by my blog buddy Karen Mathison Schmidt who has a couple of blogs, and paints with acrylics so beautifully, they look like mosaics of paint sometimes - I could look at them for a long, long time. So here I am, with the puppy eating ice cubes off my toes (if you've never experienced this, you should try it, especially on a hot day) trying. But, as usual, I smooth things out too much. Anyway I ended up happy because of the layering especially of the petals, which has three or four colors of deep pink. For a girl who grew up in a tenement, and had no use for flowers when I got married, I have 'seen the light', and can never have enough of them. Cosmos oblige by re-seeding by themselves (thank you) and are so cheerful in the garden. Pin It

11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely 100 percent beautiful! I had no idea it was acrylic! Love the colors and everything else about it! Myra

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  2. hi kelley!
    oh i just love this painting! the colors are amazing!
    cosmos is my favorite summer flower!

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  3. Wow Kelley - I agree with Melissa, this is pretty amazing. And it sounds like Paco the studio assistant lent a paw! ....
    hugs!!

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  4. Wow Kelley, thanks so much for the shout-out!

    I think it's funny (not funny "ha ha", but funny "hmmm") that you say that you're "not as confident" with your acrylics, because I've always LOVED your acrylic paintings, and this one is certainly no exception. You SHOULD be happy with this one -- the colors really pop! (I love that purple, or cobalt maybe, that's peeking out from under those vivid pinks on the petals.) And your positioning of subject is never boring.

    And the turquoise background, great choice!

    Sorry for the long comment, but one more thing: I'm right there with ya on the flowers -- so glad God invented flowers that come back year after year with no effort on our part. Like cosmos. And daffodils. And irises. And lilies. :)

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  5. Lovely painting Kelly....I love cosmos they always seem so happy :)

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  6. Wonderful Kelley! Cosmos are such wonderful flowers and you did a great job with the subject.

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  7. Kelley, I am not so confident with acrylics either but your flower sure looks beautiful and confident. I am happy that you go from oil to acrylics etc. Your colors are beautiful both in oil and acrylic.
    Jeanne

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  8. I like the composition of this piece but the ice cubes on the toes really gets my attention. I will return looking for a painting of ice cubes on the toes.

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  9. The cosmos is lovely - the color just pops up off the page.

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  10. Great painting--cool perspective.

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