Serenity – Acrylic Painting

This is one of last year’s favorites. I really had a whole other plan for this one but somehow, this icy perspective came out as if it had a life of its own.

 

“Serenity”
Acrylic on stretched canvas
61 by 46 cm (24 by 18 inches)
2015

Source: Serenity

Unfinished but Lovely 

Phases one, two and three of the piece I’m currently working on. I’m excellent at starting paintings, proving to myself that I can pull off what I intend on expressing but not actually finishing them until I absolutely have to… Maybe at last minute before a potential buyer is coming to view it or just before I’m submitting for a show.

This, like others is at the point that I love it but, no it’s not finished. I’m determined though. I think I’m going to finish it.

Not only that, but I might actually finish some others. I might just…


  

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.

My images are featured in this wonderful post. Check it out!

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Deborah J. Brasket

Out of the dark blue sea rose a lush-green mountain ribboned with cascading waterfalls.This was what we saw after 29 days at sea, our first tropical landfall on our round-the-world journey–the Marquesas Islands

Walking through the village on Nuka Hiva down narrow, winding roads, past pastel-colored houses surrounded by gardens overflowing with flowers and dense tropical foliage, melting in the heat and humidity and the perfumed air . . . . . I felt physically and mentally assaulted, overcome by the intensity of the colors and the abundance of the beauty that surrounded me.

Perhaps it was because we’d been so long at sea, or because this was our first glimpse of a tropical paradise. Or perhaps it was for me as it has been for so many artists and travelers coming to the South Pacific for the first time.

Colors exploding all around me, shattering the senses—sight, smell, and sound…

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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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