Undertaking of the Windy Blue Flower

Of all my floral shots, this photo from Stanley Park has been a source of pride for a couple of years. I finally decided to paint it despite a slight feeling of intimidation due to the complexity of detail in the petals. I’m three sessions into it and so glad I took a change on this one. So far I have pleasantly surprised myself. Scroll down for my current progress.

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I’ve been experimenting with the fun process of applying complementary colours first, then adding the actual colours over top. This takes a bit of trial and error but allowing a bit of the original layer shine through adds real impact.

There’s more work to be done but I’m enjoying the progress. Here is end of session 3:

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End of session two:

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And the end of session one:

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As you can see, the changes from one session to the next are dramatic. I find this process inspiring as I apply each layer. I hope to retain generous amounts of the original colours shining through in the final stages. Stay tuned as I will post more progress soon.

Readership Appreciation Award

I’m lucky enough to have been nominated for the Readership appreciation Award by not one but two people.

First, the amazing Linda from A Nature Mom passed it on to me and them the very talented Carol from Painted By The Sun.

Carol and Linda, a BIG thank you to you both! I love both your blogs 🙂

The six blogs I want to pass this award on to are:

http://neoalchemist.wordpress.com
http://newprovidencedailyphoto.wordpress.com
http://nicksphotowalks.wordpress.com
http://seekraz.wordpress.com
http://geirykristiansen.wordpress.com
http://briangaynorphotography.com

Lonely Sailboat, The Painting Is Complete!

So, I’ve called this one finished. The textures and colour contrast have transformed again. I was having a bit of an old impressionist painter’s problem – I would paint with a ton of light and it looked fantastic but when taken away from all that light, I could not see enough detail. So here it is. Now that I can see the colour and texture in a typically lit room, I’m happy.

Lonely Sailboat, Oil Painting

Lonely Sailboat, Oil Painting

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Impasto Sunflowers, Oil Paintings

Though, some of you have already seen these two paintings, I originally posted them right when I started this blog and therefore they received little to no audience. The first one, Fiery Sunflower, is my personal favourite. Now that I have a wonderful audience which (I’m very grateful) is growing every day, I felt compelled to bring this piece up again.

Fiery Sunflower was the first of my paintings that ever sold as a print and it was my first attempt at palette knife painting. I love this technique. For me, it proves to be a very enjoyable and somewhat liberating experience. I love the way the palette knife allows for thick texture. It seems to bring the image to life somehow, don’t you think?

The second, Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day, was just to see if I could recreate the same effect using opposite colours, complementing the first. Love the bright colour in this one.

Fiery Sunflower - Impressionist Oil Painting

Fiery Sunflower

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day - Impressionist Oil Painting

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day

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Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (Completed)

So after obsessing over every brush stroke for a while, I decided this is the final version of this painting. As mentioned previously in Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting and Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2), this piece was inspired by a photograph from the post, Spring Tulips in early May.

Orange Tulip - Impressionist Oil Painting

Orange Tulip, The Painting

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Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 2)

I’ve added a lot more paint, maybe lost some of the depth but as it is a work in progress I’m happy with the rich colors and will continue to build light and shade once it is dry. Painting inspired by ‘Orange Tulip’, the photograph.

 

 

 

Orange Tulip, Oil Painting (phase 1)

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Work In Progress, Orange Tulip, Oil Painting

Orange Tulip - Oil Painting

Orange Tulip

Painting inspired by ‘Orange Tulip’, the photograph. I began working on this tulip last night. So far, I’m very happy with how it’s flowing. Looking forward to finishing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lonely Sailboat, The Oil Painting, Almost Complete

Inspired by ‘Lonely Sailboat’, the photograph.

Ok, I’m now getting that happy, content feeling of having completed this painting. I added much more texture to the water, mountains and clouds and completely redesigned the boat. I will let it dry and possibly add more definition to the base of the boat but overall I’m feeling very happy with the result. Check back often for the final copy!

Lonely Sailboat - Almost Done - Impressionist Oil Painting

Lonely Sailboat – Almost Done

Lonely Sailboat - Boat, Close-up - Impressionist Oil Painting

Lonely Sailboat – Boat, Close-up

Lonely Sailboat - Mountains, Close-up - Impressionist Oil Painting

Lonely Sailboat – Mountains, Close-up

This painting on print – available soon at www.artistrising.com/galleries/EKphotoArt
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lonely Sailboat Work In Progress, Phase 1
Lonely Sailboat Work In Progress, Phase 2

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Lonely Sailboat (work in progress phase 2)

Lonely Sailboat (work in progress 2) - Oil On Canvas

Lonely Sailboat (work in progress 2) - Oil On Canvas

This second phase is more interesting then the first as I’ve added more contrast and texture. Still some work to be done but it’s coming along happily.
– Based on ‘Lonely Sailboat’, the photograph.

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Lonely Sailboat (work in progress phase 1)

Lonely Sailboat (work in progress) - oil on canvas

Lonely Sailboat (work in progress) - oil on canvas

Not sure where this one’s gonna go yet. But here’s to trying something different and taking a chance! I’m basing this painting on one of my fave photographs, ‘Lonely Sailboat’ from a previous post.

 

 

 

 

 

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