Wednesday, 6 January 2010

CORRECTED POST RE SNOWDROPS


In January 2008 when I was running a GALLERY as well as a BLOG site, I posted the above gold and cream version of snowdrops in my series called BY THE WINDOW.

Since taking the girls back home after three days with us over New Year so that our daughter could really celebrate without any family commitments and staying to celebrate their other nanny's 70th birthday, I have wanted to get my acrylic paints out and play. Here is the result of using an image in my archives of the original snowdrops and simply playing with colour and texture - and I even cut strips of a leather type fabric to create striped curtains. I added patterns to reflect all the other colours in the painting.

Here is this latest version. It was fun just doing whatever I fancied and they certainly look very different. More painterly I feel and less decorative.

5 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

I really like BOTH of them, yet find the recently painted one more intriguing. It's fascinating how far we can 'push' one idea or photo, isn't it? Great innovations!

RHCarpenter said...

I like both of these but like your experimentation with the second painting! Both are beautiful.

debwardart said...

I favor the gold and cream version - it looks very rich and stately. (I.e., very English!!!) It's beautiful.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks Sandy, Rhonda and Debs - strange how we choose different paintings as our favourite - must be something to do with our own approach to art and personality.

Joan Y said...

The limited palette for the top one is incredible! I love them both! All I can think of is how the bottom one would look excellent in my living room! LOL Very gorgeous Joan!