Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Archive for May 2012

White Roses in Glass

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I am so happy to do this painting after the painting challenge No.29 of Evhe’s blog A nos pinceaux  . I love the still lifes offered in her painting challenges. I am glad to paint another subject in white. I did a couple of  white floral paintings before in Merrill Magnolia and in Waterlily Series No.8. In this painting, only a very little area of the white roses is left as paper white. Almost all the petals are painted in quinacridone burnt orange, burnt sienna, raw sienna, indanthrone blue, cobalt blue, winsor violet , yellow ochre and aureolin.

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May 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Spring Bouquets

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I finished this painting after the painting challenge No.28 in Evhe’s blog A nos pinceaux. I was very slow in painting and it was way past the due date to submit the painting when I finished it. I am very pleased with how this painting has turned out. I was able to use pure transparent paints with wet blending (i.e. no mixing of two paints on the palette but on the paper) to achieve the colors I wanted. In some places, I used glazes using pure colors in as much as 3-4 layers.

Surface : 9 by 12 inches on 140# Arches 

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May 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm