Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello Shorty...

"Hey Shorty"
8 x 9"
Acrylic on paper

This reference photo was posted at WetCanvas.com in their copy-write free photo library. (thanks Jocelyn!) It made me laugh for some reason... the flowers all acquired personalities. I'm sure you can spot the shy...the domineering...the perky.... Well, maybe you can't but I can!

This was an acrylic class demo that I did today. (It wasn't quite finished in class, I spent another 10 minutes on it when I got home.)
We did a painting in black, gray and white, 3 values only, let that dry, then using a limited palette, just filled in the value pattern with an appropriate hue. I love this exercise, because if you have a pleasing value pattern with out color... you are almost there! All of the hard work is finished.

A giggly thing:
A friend of mine @ facebook told me about this link. You gotta try it...and refresh the screen a couple of times too. A guaranteed smile.


Debra said...

Lauren, I really like this painting and I do see the different personalities of the flowers!

Also, I hesitate to say this, because it obviously reveals a deep flaw in my character..., but I actually like your Distractions and Diversions...revisited (on March 10th) better than the later revisions..(hangs head in shame).

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the later versions are superior, but for some reason, the earlier version just resonates better with my simple brain - I think it is perfect without any revisions!

Lauren said...

LOL...Deb, you crack me up!
It is perfectly fine for you to prefer the earlier version. There are things I like about that one too... There is something about this division of space and lines...I'm not finished with it... I can see me doing "Distractions and Diversions" for quite a while, trying to figure out just what the heck "it" is! Thanks for popping in. :)


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