Friday, May 20, 2011

PPF10

I don't seem to have done much painting this week. I did paint some over the weekend and that's mostly what I have to show you this week. So why has this week been so 'slack'. Well, Monday's creative effort was with SoulCollage and by the time Carla left I didn't really have much painting energy left. Tuesday - hmm what is Tuesday's excuse - I went had had lunch with my partner Terry but I was home by 1.30 then I sent the invites to the exhibition. Wednesday I wrote the press release for the exhibition - and looked at how to write an artists statement - gosh that's posh! Today, Thursday, who knows? I'm fiddling around writing this blog and having a general procrastinate! Doing lots of little unnecessary just yet bits like painting the edges of the 'finished' paintings. This is where I HAVE to trust the process and trust that I will do what I need to do when I need to do it.
This is what I have to show this week.
 And da da da the waves one with out the waves
I am sure you can all see, I certainly can, that the approach is changing a bit. I have one more big, the biggest I have ever used, 24" x 30", canvas to do and have found an excellent Waiheke Sunset. I started it a bit at the end of  yesterday, Thursday,  and got into a proper start today, Friday. I have put it up here even though it looks dreadful so that I can surprise us all with developments next week! I am mixing far more colours than I usually do. I mostly just paint straight from the tube.
 
Click here to see some pictures of Waiheke Island which is where I live. See if you can guess my photo inspiration! Have fun with Paint Party Friday

38 comments:

  1. Totally loving the silhouette effect!!! Maybe you need a little break to recharge your batteries, and that's why you are feeling like procrastinating. Happy PPF! Good luck with your exhibition.

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  2. The contrast between the strong colors and silhouette images are just fantastic. Great Work!

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  3. Love your sunset!Happy PPF, Valerie

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  4. Hi Rosie, yes I do start early!! I write my post the night before so I can post it to PPF before work (around 7am!)

    I love the silhouettes you've added to these pictures - a huge favourite of mine when it comes to doing pointillism landscapes is sunsets and silhouettes.

    Where you live looks stunning! I'm guessing picture 3 is your inspiration for the latest painting? I love the photo (6) with the door randomly placed out in the middle of nowhere!! Very Salvador Dali!!

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  5. Wow, so beautiful, I wish we could have sunsets like that in my neck of the woods!

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  6. Your sunsets are so vibrant and gorgeous! I love the contrast and color you put in them. Happy PPF!

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  7. Oh wow I so love these paintings and look forward to seeing what you do with the last one. Have a happy weekend, Annette x

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  8. Hi Rosie
    I am visiting from PPF (my first time!)
    These paintings are gloriously stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. You have such wonderful inspiration in Waiheke Island. Just a beautiful place! I really love your vibrant sunsets. Can't wait to see you newest piece unfold.

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  10. Such beautiful sunsets and the silhouettes are perfect against the colored skies. :-)

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  11. Awesome sunset! I love it where the red and blue touch.:)

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  12. These are beautiful. Love the fisherman silhouette.

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  13. I LOVE the addition of the silhouettes! With each painting you add I see something else to love! :) Gorgeous work, Rosie!

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  14. I love the silhouetted additions! Very nice additions. And lovely start to Waiheke.

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  15. Wow! What a beautiful sunset. Loving the man bending over with a bucket. The colors are fabulous! Happy PPF!

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  16. Your colors are vivid! HAPPY PPF!

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  17. These are SO dramatic and colorful. Absolutely gorgeous. The black silhouettes are just the perfect finish to the paintings.

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  18. Gorgeous paintings Rosie, I love your use of colors so alive.

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  19. Love the effect you did here. Fantastic.

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  20. This is the perfect post for this week's poll theme (distractions)!

    I love the look of the stark black silhouettes against your beautiful vibrant colors... so striking!

    You are very lucky to live surrounded by such beautiful inspiration :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  21. Love the silhouette one! Your bright colors look so good; when I use colors like that it just looks garish! Happy PPF!

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  22. Beautiful work!! Happy PPF!

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  23. As usual I am LOVING your use of iridescence!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  24. just gorgeous work this week.

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  25. Wonderful..and so gorgeous..such a mysterious and atmospheric feel...awesome!
    Victoria

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  26. These are just lovely!!! They all go together for the show!

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  27. I think they look wonderful!

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  28. just love your paintings! happy PPF!

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  29. I can really feel those colors! Such intensity!
    Happy Paint Party. :)

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  30. I´ve come to think of this piece as "The unwaved" and I ´ve grown really fond of it through the process. :) Beautiful land you live in! Enjoy.

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  31. I'm loving that little patch of green on the one painting. All are fabulous!

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  32. Stunning! Love the vibrant colors and silhouettes! The man on the beach is fabulous!
    Sometimes it's just easier to walk away for awhile when you feel yourself procrastinating. When I get like that I try to get outside and rejuvinate myself.

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  33. Well, that wasn't difficult finding your inspiration photo!
    The colors in your paintings are amazing - warm and happy, just wonderful. I wouldn't mind having a painting like this hanging on my wall!

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  34. Stunning! I really love the vibrant colors.

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  35. beautiful! love the silouettes against the bright colors

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  36. WOW!!! I hate getting here late because all I can do is agree LOL, truly STUNNING!!!!!

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  37. Wow Rosie - I love these!!! They're amazing!

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