February 15, 2012

Daffodils - Still Life Acrylic Painting

12" x 12" (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Photography Prints
Another flowery still life painted for the A nos pinceaux challenge. I painted these daffodils, Narcisi in Italian, while it was snowing outside, can't wait for spring!
As usual I did not stick to the original colors, I had fun changing the color of the vase, trying to get a tetrad color scheme going: yellow, orange, violet, and blue.

This is the original photo that Evhe
posted for the painting challenge.

Tetrad color scheme shown on color wheel

February 13, 2012

Value does the work, Color gets the credit

According to the most – some – and a bit rule,
there are six possible variation of combining the value patters .
The smallest area has conveniently been placed on one of the sweet
spots, by the rule of thirds, and becomes the center of interest.

Even though color harmony is the most attractive quality of a painting, believe it or not, value is more important than color to the design and success of a composition .
Since color is most often what viewers of the painting will notice most, the values of color are important in determining...


February 7, 2012

Bouquet of flowers - acrylic still life painting

"Bouquet of flowers"
12" x 12" (30.48 x 30.48 cm)
Acrylic on stretched canvas

I'm way past he deadline for this: it was suppose to be for the January's A nos pinceaux painting challenge, but I was not happy with the background, so I kept going it until it made sense to me. 
I have to admit I ended up looking for ideas online, and getting inspired by Cezanne's background in his Flower's in vase. Now I'm pretty happy with it, and I learned a lot during the all painting process.  :))
Evhe has been so nice that she posted it on the challenge's blog even if I was late. :)

"I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping 
and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Paul Cezanne