Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fushia flower from WDE on Wet canvas

Seems its been a long and hot summer.... workshop vacation for two months.... hard to get motivated... no excuses ... with the  beginning of  September and maybe some relief from the heat I am trying to get back into the swing,,, and develop a little more creative discipline... Recently I bought a workshop #24 on pre-mixing grays by Richard Robinson. I love working with grays but my first attempt was really not a success... got too carried away and it was just too muddy and fragmented.... I did do  a wde challenge  hosted by Connie done also using grays.... done on 400 gram cartridge paper ,next time I will coat the paper with either gesso or acrylic paint.... it also was quite dull so did a bit of  oil pastels and blended it with some medium. Size 19 x 19 cm 

Did a tight crop to the Fushia Flower  

 First try  Click to enlarge

 With added oil pastel 
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Doing another landscape from the references that I got with the workshop.... next post... still disappointed  but not giving in!!!


Meredith said...

Oh, really happy to see another blog post from you! And look how much you improved this painting! Love that fuchsia against your neutrals. Glad to see you back to painting....

Carol Edan said...

Thanks Meredith for youe words of encouragement. They mean a lot. This morning we start our workshop.. what better timing than the eve of the NEW YEAR... glad to be back painting!!!