Monday, December 3, 2012

Two possibilities: Sunflower Farm studies

Sunflower Farm out East
Sunflower Farm 
Yesterday was spent painting in gouache.  First looking through some of the photos taken at one of the locations we painted during the summer.  These studies were really just sketches in gouache.  I have so many photos and small paintings to develop into larger paintings.

But first, I must get into my studio and organize all of my art supplies and paints.  Happy Painting everyone.

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  1. Nice! I think I like the bottom composition with the wonderful flowers in the foreground. Good to see someone using gouache!

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    1. Hi Nora,
      Thank you, I actually love using gouache, and still learning so much about the medium from Ralph Parker, recommended by Michael Bailey.

      all the best to you,
      joan

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  2. They're both beautiful, Joan....the second one caught my eye immediately with those wonderful sunflowers. Love the sky in both paintings, as well.

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Your comments are so appreciated. Thank you, I been looking at your latest post, on my way to your blog.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Hi Joan ... Both paintings are warm... and show searching and exploration. November often is a time of transition for one's painting. All of the zest and energy of summer painting seems to evaporate. Perhaps just playing one's way back into one's process. That's how I try to rejuvenate my own painting interest.

    Good luck with these. Sunflowers always lift the spirits!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      Once again you are so right. Searching and exploration, the zest and energy of summer evaporated. But it is a wake up call to things to come, sat outside today and did some sketches of trees in my journal, and I realized how beautiful the gray of the trees and the brown and golds of the dead leaves are so inviting to paint. Not even to mention the December sky. So once again the rejuvenation has begun.

      All the best to you Bruce,
      Joan

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