Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pour Vous, 8x6 Inch Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

Today's lesson at the Art Club was "color matching".  That's when we take little squares of random colors from magazines and tape them to a piece of canvas, then 'match' the color - it always has to be mixed, and even the most veteran painter can have a bit of a struggle.  After everyone successfully matched their colors up we painted - from life, or a photograph, if they preferred ... but we made sure to 'match' the color correctly.  Our room was filled with silver pitchers of roses and hydrangeas from a recent wedding.  I grabbed this lovely bouquet - then instantly regretted it because I hardly ever paint flower bouquets.... but is really enjoyed it and just was fearless about all those petals and colors!

Sunday was the Hingham Arts Walk - it was a blast being with my art buddies from the South Shore, and seeing 'blast from the past' friends who stopped by!  One lovely woman insisted I looked ten years younger than the last time she saw me - and that alone was worth the whole day!  Thank you Page Railsback for hosting and doing all that work for the Arts Walk, you rock!
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10 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this painting.

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  2. How gorgeous! I think you handled that silver pitcher with reflections just phenomenally!

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  3. Nice painting Kelley. I love the exercise you did in class. Thanks for the plug too! xo

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  4. Gorgeous! As soon as I saw this I realized what a great painter of flowers you are!! Lovely subject and great class project! Congrats.xoxo

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  5. What a gorgeous painting this is. Wow, it is a knock out Kelley.

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  6. What a gorgeous painting this is. Wow, what a knock out Kelley.

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  7. Kelly, so beautifully done! I'm impressed

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  8. This is beautiful, especially love the pitcher reflections. Color harmony working so well!

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  9. Beautiful roses, Kelley! Wish I were in that class! Sounds like so much fun! Next time...

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  10. Wow, this is beautiful and peaceful!

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