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Wild Gardens

The wild flowers growing by the rice paddies in Japan were really beautiful: many shades of pink and red and yellow, lots of different greens (grasses in front of and behind the flowers), stems and grasses at all different angles, and lots of depth. But how to paint those wild gardens…

My first attempt didn’t work very well, but in my frustration, I smooshed it (don’t you love it when I use these technical art terms?!?) and inadvertently created a painting that did work. That was my last post, but I knew I had to go back to my original idea of how to paint those wild gardens and try to create something I liked.

So voila; here is my second wild garden:

Wild Garden II

          Wild Garden II      8×10

This is definitely better than my first attempt (the pre-smooshed version). But the pink flower in the upper right corner is the wrong color and way too big. Instead of pink this needs more varied reds. And ditto for the greens. I am starting to get the hang of the push-pull though.

So I said to myself, “Self, the next one will be better.” And so it is.

Wild Garden III

                  Wild Garden III       10×8       $425

Hopefully, the next one will be even better.




Posted by ruthhurd on December 13, 2017

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