11.21.2013

Tangled Undergrowth II


It's been a while since I posted. Haven't had a lot of time to paint lately, much to my frustration. I thought I would try another abstract landscape with tangled branches and abstract plants. It helps me to loosen up. Not sure about this one, but I do like some of the colors. Maybe not enough plant life.

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  1. Jean, don't be uncertain...this is just so full of emotion, muted color and works great in a minimal abstract kind of way. Just love it.

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    1. Thanks so much Maggie. Maybe you are right. I am still on the fence as to whether offer it for sale on my web site.

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  2. I like how you combined the fresh smooth wash with these lovely textures, which created very nice contrast. The harmonious palette keeps it together beautifully

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    1. Thanks Blaga. this time I did an under painting of light washes and painted the rest on top of the dry under wash.

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  3. It feels like this painting unfolded itself intuitively, it looks almost dreamy, a visual poem, fabulous job Jean!

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful description. Wish I had thought of it. I was concentrating too much on whether it was worth of a post.

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  4. i really like the feel of this painting jean .... you can always add if you want too

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    1. When I took art classes we were always told "don't sign your work until you are sure it is finished." I signed this piece already and feel I should let things stay as is. But I am tempted to fiddle with it.

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  5. Gorgeous colours, Jean. I love this painting. There's a wonderful mysterious light coming from behind the plants.

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    1. Thanks Vandy. I did an underpainting with this piece and let it dry and then painted the plant matter. It did add a bit of depth.

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  6. It is quite wintery in feel with an ethereal light drifting in, just lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much Caroline. It's interesting what different people see in a piece.

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  7. Wonderful expressive work full of muted light, colour and texture of a cold wintery day. The beauty of this is its minimal approach. It leaves lots to the imagination. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Laura. It's interesting to hear everyone's interpretation of the piece. Some things I had not even thought of.

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  8. Be sure about this Jean, is wonderful, I like the enchanting colors. Ciao!

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  9. I LOVE this one. It is lovely!! The colourcombinations is so beautyful and all the rest to! Following you now ;)

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    1. Thank you Catharina for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

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  10. That dark dark brown colour; what coulor is that?

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    1. That is Daler Rowney sepia ink.

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  11. I really, really love this one Jean, I love the softness interrupted by the line, the inks work beautifully and you have created an atmosphere of mystery, like you I love the colours and think you have achieved exactly what you set out to do......

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  12. Thank you Judith. It just sold on zatista.com so I am very pleased.

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