Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pears on a Cloth--American Still Life Oil Painting

When I painted these pears, my goal was to put down bold strokes of color and avoid blending, letting my eye blend for me. I wasn't very successful. My brush and my hand slid together more often than not. Although I'm not unhappy with the results, my original plan fell apart. I'd like to try it again, but use opaque color rather than the transparent colors I used for most of this one. Opaque colors may lend themselves better to my plan. When the painting dries, it will probably enter Impressions Gallery at the Artists Collective at 1000 Markets and find a new home.
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4 comments:

KMfamily ;-) said...

nice eye!
opaque paints & maybe even a wider brush if your looking for those big strokes.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Nancy, Wonderful work! I can so relate to the fact that our hands often do not cooperate with our brains...I also love the texture that often sneaks in when we do a painting on top of an old one. Working in acrylics that is the happy accident I come up with sometimes! I am going to enjoy following your work!

Saundra

Judy Mackey said...

Nancy, I love the colors on this one! I think you did a wonderful job - brush sliding together did good!
Judy

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you all for the kind words!