Thursday, September 3, 2009

Heavy Texture and "Realism"




I've been trying to create paintings with my new-to-me texture on a smaller scale. These are my Square Footers, 12 x 12. In the first, I tried to loose my new dependence on outlining, but the work ends up more realistic than I had planned. The second paintings is a definite extension of my recent work--on a more common topic, flowers. What do you think?

5 comments:

Patricia González Palacios said...

I loved the expressiveness of your paintings, the colors, congratulations from chile paty

Kathy said...

I think that both paintings are very successful, but the second is more effective in terms of a dynamic design. Your use of borders, outlines, and interesting forms is masterful!

june said...

Are these paintings in acrylic? Each has its own strengths...but I like the design of the flower painting with opaque areas...love your blog...

jennifer woodburn said...

I think the outlining punches it up a notch, but as another selfconfessed "liner" - what can I say I love the look!

Nolan said...

Hello Sue,
I think you described it well with "Heavy Texture". I go towards line of differing thickness for emphasis.
Recently I visited with Lloyd Turner. He works with both water colors and flat pencils for lines. It was amazing to see how much more of a story he could tell by the position of his brush and pencil.
Best regards,
Nolan

 
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