Thursday, May 29, 2014

Impressions of Allium

Impressions of Allium
Pastel, Molding paste, and Acrylic on panel, 14x11
Overland Park Arboretum, KS
Stems Plein Air - sold
I have been looking at this painting for a few days, unsure of whether to top it off with oils or leave it be.  Working experimentally, I sketched in pastel, molded the areas I wanted a sculpted feel to, and then painted in acrylic.  When I use acrylic, I start with a pale yellow underpainting.  Acrylics do not cover like oils, and the darker washes seem to work against me.  And, especially when trying something new, I don't want to fight my panel int he process!  It was so strange to use acrylics again after so long!  My youngest daughter insists that it is done - and forbids me to "mom it up".......but I am having trouble resisting the urge.  What shall I do?  Painting number 514 in as many days.........

17 comments:

  1. Really beautiful. And I think it is finished. I love the colors.

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  2. Tammie, your painting looks gorgeous. It is extremely and magically beautiful.
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  3. its really gorgeous as it is Tammie, Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. Totally beautiful, I am always most impressed by your lovely paintings. Valerie

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  5. Beautiful alliums, I'm waiting for mine to bloom.

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  6. It is a beautiful piece, but ultimately you have to do what feels right for you!

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  7. I think it's gorgeous as is but you are SO talented I think you should go with your own instincts.

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  8. Wow, gorgeous shape and color!

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  9. I think it is done... and quite lovely as well... great textures...xx

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  10. WOW! Tammie these flowers are fabulous!!! Beautiful job.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. What a gorgeous painting, and I love the texture of the flower petals! Beautiful!

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  12. It's familiar also to me that other people see when the work is finished while I still don't know it. To me your beautiful painting is more than finished, it's gorgeous.

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  13. Looks done to me. Just beautiful.

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  14. So beautiful. Love the textures and the colours. Congrats on being featured over at PPF.

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  15. Tammie, your flowers are stunning. Looking at them, I feel as if I am in a peaceful backyard garden.

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