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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Painting in Progress

Actually, this looks different now than it does in this picture, because I worked on it today and changed the bottom right portion of the picture. So now the bottom right has big splashes of orange and red covering up the Chinese Lantern. (Did you ever grow those? One of my elementary school teachers gave me some cuttings when I was little--I planted them on the side of the garage and they absolutely went wild. Totally aggressive species.) Anyhow--Katie suggested trying a stenciled effect around the edges of the images, I used glaze on a an earlier piece (The Pears) but I still used the white paint here because I didn't think that the blue edge stood out enough on it's own, even though it wasn't watered down like a glaze..

I also put a yellow glaze (quinacridone nickel azo gold) over the white circles/flowers on the left side. So now they look like they are glowing.

Sold two paintings this week! That's always exciting--One of them is a commissioned piece--24 by 48, which is the biggest that I've ever worked. I'm kinda getting into the big size--it was a little scary at first--all that white space!

Jenny has a friend over this afternoon. The friend's cable is not working, so she came to our house after school to watch the (taped) season finale of "Pretty Little Liars". Katie and Jenny watched it last night, when it was promised that one of the bad guys would be revealed. I watched it with them, although I was informed "no questions during the show, please," since I haven't watched all the episodes. The two of them screamed like crazies when the bad guy turned around and they saw the face. I wish I had videotaped their reaction--jumping around and shrieking. It will be interesting to hear Jenny's friend scream at the end. I've already heard one loud whoop from downstairs, and they just started watching it...

31 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

The painting is pretty as i see it so I am excited to see the changes you mention here!!! Your work is so good Karen. I hope you show us the big commissioned sold piece too please!
Fun to hear about the girls enjoying that show. No idea what it's about but sounds scary! LOL Enjoying your enjoyment of them from afar.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your painting is going in exciting directions! Congrats on the sales too. I haven't watched the show before, but I'm glad you had fun with it!

Aiesha said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Such a unique creature.love the softness of your background colors!

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Rita said...

I love the bright, deep, rich colors!! :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations on the sales!
I really like the white/blue contour effect.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Great colours and I laughed at the PLL's story... it is pretty popular at Phantom's school also... xx

Helen Campbell said...

Gorgeous colors! Congrats on the sales, well deserved. Happy PPF!

Maria Ontiveros said...

It glows! Happy PPF!
Rinda

Giggles said...

I look forward to completion! I see a dancer in the bird...love that!! Looking good. Happy ppf! Congrats on the sales!!

Hugs Giggles

Anne said...

Fabulous WIP, awesome colors and energy! Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

this looks beautiful - I love this style of painting - so vibrant.

Congrats on selling your work - it never gets old, that feeling of excitement! I'm with you on the larger canvasses, I've started a bigger one myself and am really enjoying it!

Netty said...

congratulations on your sales, brilliant. Loving your latest vibrant piece of work. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Susan said...

Wonderful vibrant colors. Congratulations on your sales and happy PPF!

Natasha said...

Congratulations on your painting sales! I love the energy in your work.

WrightStuff said...

OK, so I now I need to watch every series of the show so I can have that reaction too!!!

LOL!

Wonderful vibrancy to your work. I want to see how it looks now!!

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Magpie said...

I love the rich colors in this piece. I hope you'll post it again since you've changed it :) I'd love to see what you've done.

Apni Avani said...

The painting seems alive! Love it. Congrats on your sales.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome painting ~ love the colors ~ they must be acrylics? ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Bravo on 2 sales! Wonderful!

Joyce said...

Ooooh! this is going to be something special, hope you post the finished piece!

Bridget Schmidt said...

Beautiful colors! I like all the energy and movement in the background.

Alicia C said...

beautiful piece, it looks done to me :D I've never heard of a chinese lanterne as a plant.... interesting congrats on the sales!!

Ayala Art said...

very strong colors, I love it!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on your 2 sales!
Wonderful!!
Loving this painting, too, with all its beautiful patterns and layers!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

wednesday said...

Love this, the background reminds me of festive city lights at night.

Gina Sismilich said...

I love your painting - Im sure I'll love the changes as well. Wonderful colors and composition!

Daniele Valois said...

soooooooo cool!!!

denthe said...

Oooh beautiful! such strong vibrant colours! love it!

duaa said...

This painting is SO beautiful and colorful.Everything is so vibrant and fiery.I love it!

JKW said...

I love the outline around the bird. The changes sound dynamic, would love to see a pic of them. Blessings, Janet PPF