Monday, February 16, 2009

My Valentine in progress

"My Valentine Bouquet" (work in progress)
12 x 12"
Acrylic on Black archival mat board

I have been working non-representationally a lot lately. (As in the "Taking the High Road" series) Today, I felt the need to do some work from life. I got a lovely valentine bouquet from my hubby and put them in a vase that has orangey red dots on it. I did some sketches from life, snapped a photo and began painting. Seems like it's always invigorating to change things up. I get rusty with my observation skills if I don't practice!

Quote of the Day:
"Variety is the mother of enjoyment."


Debra said...

Okay, this is the first bouquet painting I've seen with no flowers, but you are able to pull it off! Very nice. It looks almost finished to me.

Lauren said...

Hi Debra!
LOL... yup... nothing normal here.
Not too far to go, I agree. It's fun to pick out the shapes, and to try to capture the sun coming through the vase. My rendering skills are a bit rusty though. I had a feeling they would be, that's why the temporary subject switch. Thanks for stopping in.


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