Tuesday, July 14, 2009

halving

(4x9)
Testing out a new sheet on my Sennelier block with a little sunflower picture. I didn't notice until just now how the page seems to be split in half ... I filled in the "excess" space with a Daniel Smith duochrome blue; it has a sparkly quality to it.

Friday and Saturday I'll be in Lewes, DE, plein air painting with my friends Shelby, Betsy and Carol on Cape Henlopen.
I met Shelby and Carol two years ago at a workshop in New Mexico, where I painted the picture of the Santuario del Chimayo below. At the time I thought it was a disaster, but Shelby liked it ... Now it's one of my favorites. (And I see that, with the dark tree form in the middle, this page is nearly split in half too: some relentless, subconscious ordering mechanism?)
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4 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

That's hilarious--I wouldn't have noticed it "halved" until you pointed it out. These are both beautiful pieces. Love the vibrant colors. Have a blast at the en plein aire outing! Can't wait to see what halving you do this time!

lolly-jolly said...

love both of tthem and dne seond one is a disaster but beautiful disaster! i feel so inspired that i think tonight i'm going to paint :)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

I wouldn't have noticed this halving principle if you hadn't pointed it out. Both paintings are spectacular. I think it's great that you made lasting friends in class. I met a friend in a workshop in California in 2003 and we've been friends ever since.

Have a great time,

Take care,


Barbara

shicat said...

How fun to go painting with friends. The, New Mexico picture has beautiful colors,and I think the composition is interesting. I have a small block of Sennelier paper,it doesn't hold the water well? Maybe I'll try again.

I love your water scenes,no matter how many times I try I just can't get it right.

I am a little more comfortable with plein air painting..... baby steps:)

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