Thursday, March 26, 2009

"My Closeup" - SOLD



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I've come up with a strategy for painting grapes and flowers that ... well sometimes it works. There are usually some parts of grapes and flowers where the light is shining through the fruit or petals and making it glow just a bit. If I start with that color - that glow color - and paint the whole thing with a thin layer of it, then paint the lights and darks and other variations on top of that, it tends to work. Sometimes anyway. It worked here.

14 comments:

Carolina said...

Yes, it really did..!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great idea, thanks for posting your hints.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tips.

Carmen Beecher said...

Love your work! This is gorgeous.
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Kim Morin Weineck said...

And it's a wonderful tidbit artist's tip. Thank you!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

It sure did work here - you can really see the glow. And I also like the dark vase, and the colors inside it.

JanettMarie said...

Very nice "closeup", this flower just wants to pop right out at you!

LSaeta said...

I left you an award on my blog yesterday. I am sure you get hundreds of these but if you want it, come and get it!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Carol, wow! This flower jumps right off the page, or screen, I should say! Your technique really must work. Thank you , always, for sharing your great ideas!

lisamarieb said...

These flowers are great! 'am attending your Sedona workshop - hope to do a flower or two!!

Jo Castillo said...

Amazing look, the Backlit below is super as well. Thanks for the tip.

Mary Bullock said...

You are exactly right, Carol. I use the same technique when painting figures - it really makes the skin glow! Mary

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Thanks for sharing another genius painting tip. Where would I be without your great artistic gift!

grittyartsstudio said...

HI there. I have had your blog in my Neat Places to visit link list for a long time, but have not stopped to say hello. So, hello! Your artwork is so pleasing to look at and the colors sooth my soul. Many blessings, Jane