Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paint Party Friday week 4

Been painting this week - phew first time for what feels like weeks but is actually only days. So this is where I was on Tuesday. No tonal range here!  So  I thought I would spend some of Thursday lightening it up. This is the one that is on the right in the previous Paint Party Friday blog entry.
 Painting it was an interesting process. At one point I said I hate this and reached for my trusty red and put a red wash over the whole thing. Terry came by and said "It's very stark". He is no longer allowed to comment! It's very off putting, especially as I know he doesn't like all of my work. Unlike my dear Mike who is always positive no matter what I do - except da da he didn't like this one! Thursday morning came and I  really hated it so I gesso'd it away. And that's when it all came together.
What I have been wanting to paint is sunsets and sunrises cos I LOVE the colours. So, I have given my self permission to do just that. James was a good teacher but I want to paint what I want to paint not in the style of. As soon as I started on a sunset I felt SOOOO much happier and content and on track.  This is what it looks like now first the gesso's stage, then I put very light paint down to 'map' it out,  a new thing I just did.

And the one you all liked the colours of? That got gesso'd too. It wasn't coming together and I wasn't having fun! This is it now. Its still got great texture!
I want to paint this sunrise on it. The picture was taken by a friend of mine Vicki. She is doing a motor home trip round NZ and you can find her blog with wonderful photos and writing here. Scroll down a bit for the really good ones!
And finally drum roll please...This is the one I have been working on. It's had two and half coats and still has a long way to go. Photographing reds are always problematic so you'll just have to trust me when I say it's got great potential. The white is green masking tape. It will be black, but a good, interesting black.

Now it really is watch this space. I am not going to freak out and gesso it. This is the canvas that had the silly textured sea and even that is working on this one!

32 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous works Rosie. I'm 'back-viewing' to learn more about your art. So far, I'm delighted!

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  2. I really like this Rosie. I like the way it looks now. Colors are fabulous. Enjoy PPF and thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh, I love the colors you have going in this Rosie! They're gorgeous! Can't wait to see this finished. :)

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  4. I love seeing all your stages, they are each quite unique from one another. Fantastic!

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  5. Great textures and awesome colors!

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  6. I share your love for sunrises and sunsets-the colours really are the best mother nature can provide! I really like where you're going with these and i totally agree, you have to go with your gut on what feels right when you're painting. I'm at the same stage with an oil painting right now. Btw i love how the first picture looks like a stained glass window!

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  7. I love to hear the in's and out's of what makes a painting come to life!

    It's turning out beautifully!

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  8. At least you are not afraid to begin again and paint over something. LOL I think veryone should be that brave. Love all your work.

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  9. Very good Rosie! Getting the sunsets just right are hard but you've captured it well. I'm glad that you are soldiering on instead of giving up!

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  10. Love your use of color! The first piece looks like stained glass. I like it. Also looking forward to seeing the WIP when yo complete it. Happy PPF!

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  11. Amiga is very difficult to get good sunsets, the eye sees more than you can get on the canvas and the painter pree never enough. You are solving it well. Greetings

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  12. These are all very interesting, great color palette. I enjoy seeing the process. I have several paintings I started and never finished but just can't quite let go and gesso over them. Why, I don't know.

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  13. The colours are gorgeous, can see you are totally loving this beautiful piece. Annette x

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  14. These are amazing, i especially like hearing the back story :) I think the first thing that makes a painting sing is it's creator's passion for it. You can definitely see that in these- no more gessoing please- these are golden!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  15. OMG, it's beautiful and the colors are uplifting! Wish I could paint landscapes like that. Nice light in the middle, btw...WOW!

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  16. I'm loving everyone of them. The colors are all so vibrant and cheery.

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  17. Love these WIPs and the fascinating journey of creativity each of them has experienced! Looking great!

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  18. very interesting work...enjoyed looking at them

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  19. I love your bold use of color... I also enjoy hearing about all of the stages they go through (I gesso over paintings a lot too! ha!)

    I agree that the top picture looks like stained glass... such an interesting effect! The black against the colors really makes them pop! (I can't wait to see when you remove the tape on the bottom one)

    xo
    Kristin

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  20. Wow..what a beautiful color-rush..those gorgeous colors are magnificent!
    Victoria~

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  21. LOL, it's like a soap opera. Tune in next week to see what gets gessoed over and what remains! :D I'll surely be back again next week.

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  22. Hi Rosie I'm back :)

    You had asked when we started on Fridays - we post the the check-in at 12:02 am on Friday based on North American Eastern Standard Time (New York & Toronto).

    Hope that helps!

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  23. I think it looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it progresses further!

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  24. The colors are stunning. I can't wait to see more as you move along with it. Happy PPf! Theresa

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  25. Wow, this one is going to be a stunner! I have the habit of gesso-ing over works I don't like too - I'm working on the whole acceptance concept :)
    ~Kerry

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  26. Great colors and ideas. I love the processes you are going through. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Such vibrant colors in that last piece...very nice! I like the way it looks stark white with just the land...so much possibility!! Have fun with that one :)
    Happy weekend!

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  28. Interesting and luving the colors. I suppose it is always an experimental process when you have an idea you want to achieve in painting; eventually it pops out at you and then you grasp it and go from there. This is gong in the right direction of that gorgeous sunset....look forward to it's continued progress.

    Annabelle ~^..^~

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  29. beautiful sunset, the colors are so vibrant, looking forward to seeing it finished!
    Lynn

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  30. Fantastic color, such energy. Well Done! ;)

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  31. looks like a great start....interesting...maybe we will get to see it in future PPF postings.

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