No. 7 in this month's color study series.
Even though there was a lot going on in this still life painting. I enjoyed the challenge of defining the larger shapes in this painting and playing with the color combination of purples, magenta, violet and golden yellow.
I thought this was very interesting what Robert Moore notes in his comments:
"Approaching Your Work
A word of caution about spending a lot of time in the planning stage: sometimes the best compositions are the accidental ones - coffee cups on the kitchen table with a jar of posies. Don't strive for the perfect setup or the perfect painting. Even if you admire the work of another artist, you don't want to paint exact copies. A painting is an expression of your own individuality, so paint for yourself and not for the approval of others. Think about hat you are painting - the beauty of the flowers - and don't worry about how the painting will turn out. It will be just fine."
This is wonderful advice since I have the tendency to get so caught up in the over planning of a painting that sometimes I even get tire half way through the process. Perhaps next time I will just through a bunch of stuff down and paint what's in front of me. No tweeking, altering, or editing. I'm going to challenge myself self to do this and how about you?
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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