Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sunflower Details

Detail No. 1

Detail No. 2

Detail No. 3
Yes, I do have actual paintings that I have finished, and which I could be putting up on this blog, and they're good paintings - but I'm so excited about this in-progress piece that I wanted to put it up and share it!

I was making a 10x10 sunflower painting, an idea suggested by an artist friend of mine at the gallery show on Saturday, when I began fooling around with overlaying these marbled paint strokes, as petals.

From a distance, the painting is pretty cool. It looks like an interesting, slightly oddly colored sunflower painting.

But up close, isn't it wonderful? It is scary as hell to do this, because there's no going back. Well, I guess there it. I guess I could scrape the paint off and start again in an area. But the real beauty of it, or what felt like the real beauty, as it was unfolding for me, is the random swirls of marbling, and the accidental picking up of contiguous colors.

So, a finished painting tomorrow, but in the meantime, please tell me if you all think this is as cool as I think it is!

1 comment:

Bonnielynn said...

Wonderful, Carrie !! I love the different approach with the marbling.
Make more !