Friday, December 16, 2011

"Three Flowers" 8" x 8" oil on gessoboard

I needed a little help to set up this arrangement, so Piper did all the work. I stepped up to the easel with no previous judgements or expectations of what was to happen. And, you know, I really did enjoy working this out. I think that when I begin in my studio in the morning and begin the task of setting up, I just get a bit too worked up and frustrated. So, I've decided to set up the afternoon or evening before. I'm working now in a 12" x 12" format and sticking with the gessoboard, which is a surface I love for applying paint. My flowers all seem to look alike so I want to work with an orchid or rose to really throw a challenge in front of me. Stay tuned. To purchase this painting you can go here.


Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful, Kathryn. Wonderful job on the glass.

Julia said...

Kathryn, I like how your technique is developing. It's more relaxed and very free flowing.I just love how it's progressing. This must give you great satisfaction.
Have a great weekend. I think that this is my favorite painting so far. JB

Nora MacPhail said...

I like your oil paintings. They have a nice soft quality to them. I really love spotted sunflower on your Etsy page. Great pattern.

dulcy said...

It's all so lovely Kathryn. I just finished a pastel that I'm not too happy with. I think orchids would definitely be quite the challenge for me, but I do love them, and have grown them off and on for years. Hope things are going well your way, and have a wonderful weekend!