Friday, March 18, 2011

Lavender/Blue 1

Painted this afternoon, from life.

Oil pastel over oil paint, 16"x20" canvas.

20 comments:

  1. Very good use of complementary colors. Great dramatic piece.

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  2. Wonderful colors - and the texture is great. Is that a result of the oil pastels?

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  3. Love the colors.

    Bring to mind a couple of songs:

    Am I Blue? and Lavender Blue

    Now they're stuck in my head.

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  4. Thanks, all.

    Katherine, the texture is from the (mostly) dried oil paint, which shows in areas that I've applied the pastels, some of which are smeared and some laid on top.

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  5. The texture does very nice things to set the mood of the painting. And the colors compliment it. I like the dash of violet on her leg. There's a transparency that makes the painting very dream-like.

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  6. Got yourself a stunner little lady. Really, I hope you have this one made into a print. Just a whole lot of nice things going on here (like the treatment right of flank and above bent leg)

    btw: I caught your reference to Seraphine de Senlis so I watched the movie (thanks, I'd have never caught this otherwise) I found a blogspot on it.

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  7. Ditto everybody on the GREAT colors here. One of my absolute favorites here. I like the lines too. Is she pregnant?

    I finally got to the Serpahine link today (was busy with a sub teaching gig for 2 weeks), and I'm hooked. She and Christopher Smart sound like quite the pair. I intend to look into both a lot more. These lives people lead, endure . . .

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  8. This must be what may later be know as your "multicolor phase."

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  9. It fits my mood on this cold and wet day. But I'm glad for clothes. It's cold!

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  10. Thanks, all.

    For those who are interested in genius/madness/religious obsessions: the recent-ish film Seraphine, with an amazing actress (Yolande Moreau) in the title role as the self-taught turn-of-the-century (19th to 20th)painter, Seraphine Louis.

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  11. Oh, that's a looker. Like she's draped over a lilac waterfall.

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  12. Such a peaceful pose, like she's sleeping on a giant lavender pillow.

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  13. Thanks, AH and Susan.

    Waterfall, pillow . . . .

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  14. Hi, good to come across your wonderful work. In this painting, fanastic use off colour and light.

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  15. What an eyecatcher! Beautiful!

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