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?
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