Thank you all for your input on my 4 color painting! I liked ALL your suggestions so it was really difficult for me to choose which ones to ADD to my pages…
I hope you like the additions I made and look forward to hearing what you think!
Thanks again EVERYONE for your comments and likes!!
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Sometimes it is fun to limit a painting to certain perimeters. I decided to try these four colors in my art journal as part of an assignment from Carla Sonheim’s year long class:
I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics in Medium Magenta, Cadmium Orange, Payne’s Gray and a light gray blend (Titanium White mixed with Payne’s Gray).
I don’t think it is done. What would you do to complete it?
Would you add another color? Glue collage on top? Add a quote or a poem?
I look forward to hearing your ideas!
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“The aim of art,” according to Aristotle, “is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.”
I used a melon baller, seed pod and seashells for my inspiration in these imaginary flowers:
I started with watercolor. Next, I added layers of paper collage with matte gel medium, watercolor, and white gel pen. I finished my piece with the quote from Aristotle:
What is the aim of art for you?
I think my aim for art is to create it! I just love to explore new materials and discover how I can create it into something new for me – and maybe you too!
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I just finished my second, big, 24 x 30 inch flower painting from Lynn Whipple’s Big Bold Bloom Painting class that I’m taking online. I just LOVE Lynn’s enthusiasm! 🙂
I know how much you enjoyed seeing my process photos from my last big painting so here are some more for you!
More additions with drips and splatters:
Painted the background a dark blue and added an orange table top:
Added pastels – here are some close-up images:
After I sprayed my piece with a varnish, I lost some of my pastels so I added some oil pastels on top.
My finished piece on a shelf in my dining room:
All this from a beautiful flower bouquet – my inspiration:
Happy Spring! 🙂
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