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Friday, September 7, 2007

Mostly dry paint!

The Edge of Marigolds 5x7" oil on canvas


The paint is mostly dry, although because this one is created with thick paint applied only with a palette knife, drying took awhile. I was drawn to the beautiful spots of color within the green along the edge of my garden. The entire range of colors, particularly in the background doesn't show as well as I'd like in the photo. And, my ability to capture the purity and excellence of color within the flowers just doesn't compare at all to God's paintbrush. Nevertheless, I wanted to "mention" my thoughts about this lovely edge of common flowers, sparkling in the sun, with a painterly language - and here it is.

Oh ... the reason I planted marigolds (other than they are easy to grow and are showy) is that I wanted to discourage the rabbits from feasting on my small garden plants in the spring. I am not sure it worked as well as I thought it might; I saw one nibbling on the marigolds! But most of them survived quite well.


Maria said...

Beautiful work. I've never tried palette knife work before. I like the looser, freer look it gives. The colours are gorgeous :)

Debra J.Sepos said...

Love all your color and texture. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too. I'm about to be tested in the fire next week I have 3 sub jobs lined up. I hope I can live up to your continued postings.
Best to you, Debbie

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I can see the texture even in a photo and just love it! Great vibrant painting! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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