Friday, May 20, 2011

"Summer Pots" 6x6

"Summer Pots"
6x6 oil on canvas panel

This is a fun little painting using some of the colors and brushstrokes I learned in the workshop with the fabulous Dreama Tolle Perry. I had a photo of the bench with the great light on it, but it didn't have anything sitting on it. I decided a couple of terra cotta pots with some colorful flowers in them would be the perfect addition! This is one of the things I am learning to do in my compositions. Not rely on just what I see, but what I can imagine I see too! Tried to stay loose and not over work the paint on this too. 

I am headed to Little Rock, Arkansas next week for a workshop with Guido Frick, a German painter who studied with Sergei Bongart early in his painting career. Really looking forward to painting outside on BIG canvases and loosening up even more on my brushstrokes. Look up his work if you are not familiar with it! Very fresh and exciting style and I know I will have fun with it.

10 comments:

  1. What a fun little painting. I love how you have the spots of color in this one. Looks like summer to me.......

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  2. Wonderful painting- looks just like summer blooms we all have out for the season. Fun pops of colors and love the viney look. I am laughing that these could be those ridiculous ranunculous like I painted a while back. Super fun:)

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  3. This is so cheerful, Denise! Great colors and nice brushstrokes. Have fun at Guido's workshop . . . looking forward to see what you bring back.

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  4. I recognize this little painting. Wonderful colors, and the design is great and the brushstrokes very... "Dreama!" Enjoy your workshop with Guido and post photos!

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  5. What a sweet little painting...love your shadowing.

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  6. Fun painting! Keep us posted on the workshop. I just ordered a book from Sergei Bongart- will let you know how it is.
    Have you ever studied with Ovanes Berberian- he too studied with Bongart and I'm investigating taking a workshop with him in 2012

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  7. I adore this painting. It has such a fresh look to it, and the colors are wonderful.

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  8. Love the loose freshness of this piece Denise. Thanks for always being so supportive!!

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  9. Those summer pots looks great! Thanks for sharing this! Great painting!

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