Created a ground, in acrylics and matte medium using brushes, sponges and a roller. Spattered most of the foreground and middle ground. So much fun! Then ran paint vertically down the canvas to create the tree trunks. After adding a few glazes of blue and quinacridone gold, and letting these dry, I added the details, using a small brush. Painting from memory is an exciting way to work.
The chinooks we have in Calgary make it feel like spring in the middle of winter. Picked up a small bouquet of tulips and did this spring inspired painting.
Needed a change from painting landscapes, as I felt like I was beginning to repeat myself. Changing canvas sizes helped for awhile as did a change of colours, and contrasts. Sometimes a change in subject helps with boredom, at other times, a change in mediums. Have done five new florals using a colored gesso as a primer. This one is done on gold gesso. I liked the effects it created in the patterned areas.
These are some of my new paintings at Stephen Lowe art gallery in Calgary Alberta, Surround yourself with warmth. Canada.http://www.stephenloweartgallery
Have always loved using neutrals in a composition. For the most part, these have been browns and shades of brown. Have been experimenting with mixing shades of warms and cool greys, using complements. It was something I always enjoyed doing when working with watercolors.
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