Colour Is Fun, Colour Is Just Gorgeous, A Gourmet Meal For The Eye, The Window Of The Soul.”
This large 16×20 acrylic painting is on a stately black background. The unusual vase is carved out of beautiful grey, black and gold striped collaged paper. The table area is depicted with another lovely black and gold paper. Sliced in half, a pomegrante is nestled in a floral fantasy of brilliante sun kissed sunflowers. Continue reading
“LIKE EMOTIONS COLOURS ARE A REFLECTION OF LIFE.”
When I located five vintage Bullfighter Show Posters from Spain I was immediately prompted to make use of them. Having attended a major bullfight in Mexico City some years ago memories churned in my brain. I decided to design and paint a couple trendy vase pictures of sunflowers.
My choice of canvas was a square 12×12 and using both full bodied and fluid acrylics . I first under – painted the canvas with an orangey-burnt sienna color to break the intense glaring white of the gessoed substrate.
After drying I drew a loose sketch of my design using a light colored
charcoal to insure easy brush-off if mistakes appeared.
My vase shape , being the prime consideration of the design, Continue reading
I photographed this sunflower in a bouquet that my husband Carlo purchased
at the local farmer’s market. I drew it on 300# Arches watercolor paper
with a pencil. By using vibrant warm acrylic colors, starting with lemon-
yellow advancing thru cadmium orange to vermillion red on the petals and
emphasizing the base of petal with quick brush-stroke full of alizirin
crimson. The extreme center is set with aluminum foil
painted over by manganese blue hue to accent the fox gloves flowers in the
upper portion of the painting. Bright hanza yellow emphasizes the presence of multiple
seeds to reproduce this sunflower beauty. A touch of rust and a ring of
very dark brown completes a gorgeous sunflower center. The stems and
foliage please our eyes with luscious yellow green.
I chose this PRIMA Donna Sunflower painting to be the logo of my art. It really
exemplifies the beauty and technique skills that I hopefully demonstrate.
PRIMA Donna Sunflower 8 x 10 Acrylic – NOT FOR SALE
Cards, $3.00/ea – (4) for $10.00
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