Friday, 3 October 2008

COMPLETED BLUE VASE - OLD PALACE

Dont think you'll recognise this acrylic painting from the first two posts. It seems the flowers have taken over!! I decided to use a technique I discovered some years back when I was creating the magic garden series as I felt the delicate flowers originally planned didnt work for me. So, as you can see, they are a lot bolder and using all the colours of my painting palette.

As I cant seem to get this above image enlarged, Ive edited the post and added the following two close ups:

well worth enlarging (which they do) to see how I create the flowers

So its changed radically and I think its become really 'me'. I always let the painting develop as it wants, so to speak.Would appreciate knowing your views. Probably that the vase is not now the centre of focus. .. but I dont mind that.

8 comments:

Kari Gibson said...

Oh, yes, such a transformation! I am so glad you had the clickable close-ups too - it was great to see how the flowers were painted. And the whole does look well balanced because of the changes.

I just love it!

Robert A Vollrath said...

Wow! I thought you were going for a textured flat look and now you've made the picture pop off the canvas.

Love the colors of the flowers and how the whole picture has more of a 3-D feel to it now. My favorite part of the painting is the details on the vase.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thank you Kari and Robert. Thought you might like to know the reason for the orange background 'window' impression. Its because we are so high here up by the Long Gallery that you can see rooftop tiles and red brick from the windows as you go up the stairs. Seeing the finished product on the computer screen, I realised I needed to strengthen the ornate handles - which I have now done and must stop fiddling!!!!.

Claudia said...

Beautiful work, Joan! Very expressive and bold! Nice colours, too!

RHCarpenter said...

I enjoyed clicking and enlarging the flowers so I could see those strong, bold brushstrokes! WOW!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Rhonda and Claudia glad you liked the bold flower work. A style Ive been using off and on for years when I want strong colour and organic design.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Joan,
I LOVE your composition in this painting. It's eye catching and very effective. Symmetrical compositions can be so static, but not this one. Beautiful painting.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sandy - Thanks for your artistic thoughts. Composition is one of my favourite aspects of any work and really enjoy - though it usually goes through many stages as I develop an acrylic piece .