Saturday, December 11, 2010

poinsettias in the making

(12x16,
detail)
In out last class of the season, our teacher Marie encouraged us to try another method to paint our poinsettias. We started with loose (as loose as we could manage) wet washes of poinsettia shapes (below); when that dried, we started to pick out the shapes with negative painting (above).
I haven't finished mine yet, but I'm finding the method very relaxing!
(7x11)

(12x16, detail)
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15 comments:

Ann Buckner said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing your process.

smArtee said...

thats beautiful..!

NATIVIDAD said...

SALUDOS!!!FELIZ NAVIDAD¡¡¡¡
TUS ACUARELAS SON FASCINANTES.

Barbra Joan said...

Nice Laura! it really puts you in the mood for Christmas, I was just working on some cards and here you are.!

Watercolorist said...

Great results. I find negative painting quite difficult to get my brain around. You have inspired me to try it again.
Jean

debwardart said...

Looking good - a Christmas Card in the making!

RHCarpenter said...

Well that top one looks finished to me! I'm so happy these are making you happy - and relaxed!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Laura, I agree with Rhonda that the one on top looks finished. This is where I would be panicking if it were mine and praying that another brushstroke would not damage it. But, that's just me!

Carol said...

Negative painting... I agree with Watercolorist, I can't think that way! You did a great job! Glad to see you're painting.

A Brush with Color said...

These are great, Laura. I should try to practice things like this--I think I could be a better painter if I could learn this type of thing. They're so pretty!

Angela said...

I think these poinsettia's are BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors!

Diana said...

hi Laura, wow, I love this. Loose and then pow. thank you for showing us. Diana

Sandra said...

These are beautiful. I would love to try this my self. Worthy of a frame, don't you think?

Marva said...

Oh I love your paintings! They're so nice and loose, wish I could paint like that. Marva
http://pencil-paper-paint.blogspot.com/

Liana Yarckin said...

the best poinsettias ever! clearly i need to take this class. i love the mix of colors and the looseness!

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