Sunday, August 24, 2014

Going With The Floral Flow

"Perennail Sunflower", 18 x 24, pastel
Sunflowers do something to me I can't explain. They are exquisite in every stage of their life from the bud to the dying bloom. Lately, I've become obsessed with them as well as other flowers. I have been painting lately on a Strathmore paper called Artagain. It is a medium weight (to me it feels very light weight) ,lightly textured and  minimial tooth paper. It is a very sensitive paper which seems to heighten my creativity level. For some reason I paint more loosely and feel freeer with this paper than with other papers. Don't get me wrong, I still have my other favorite pastel papers and continue to paint on them but for now I'm going with the flow. I'll call it the floral flow.  Here's more floral paintings recently completed. These are on Artagain and Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

"Droopy Sunflower", 12 x 9, pastel
"Windswept Sunflower", 12 x 9, pastel.
"Showoff", 9 x 11, pastel.

"Cornucopia With Sunflowers", 18 x 14, pastel.

"Morning Celebration", 12 x 16. pastel.

"Exuberance, 9 x 12, pastel.

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