Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Carnations and Stripes 12x12 WIP



Be warned that posting a WIP (work in progress) is a touchy thing. This is a block in for white carnations with a few red peppers and limes scattered about for counter balance to the green stripes. It was making my head spin. It's not finished at all but this block in appeals to me because of the under painting. I just love the colors. I have already taken it past this point but think I need to back up a bit because I lost some of my darks. I sort of wish I could call this the finish. I suppose I could. It's my work after all. Check out 4thFloorArtists.org for information on our upcoming Open Studios. 18 years!

10 comments:

Kerri Settle said...

I can't wait to see this one finished; those stripes are going to look amazing with the rest of it. Thanks for sharing a work in progress. That amazingly vivid underpainting really adds a wow factor in the spots it peeks through.

Paintings by Patricia said...

I love WIPs as it gives an insight into the artists working methods. Looking forward to this finish. Thanks for the plug.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Mary, Mary, Mary - don't do tooooo much to this! I love this whole thing you're doing with the stripes! It does not appear to be within my abilities, but I love your paintings!

Sandra Galda said...

I love that you are posting a work in progress! I love seeing how it is brought to completion! I will be back! I agree with you-- it does look really cool as it is here posted!

Paz said...

This is pretty. I love the colors and the stripes. I already love your wip. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love this and also can't wait to see the finished product!

susan hong-sammons said...

This really does look quite interesting as is and I'm wondering how you're seeing it finished. Do you ever wrestle with "less" I know I do and wonder how much I can leave "undercooked."

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you for posting this wip. Do you always tone your canvas? And in this color? Occasionally I do and then try to let some of the toned canvas show through, it can be so interesting.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I like these colors

Julia Kay said...

I like it this way, though I'll be interested to see it finished as well, of course.

I like the colors and also how it is abstract and not abstract at the same time.

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