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‘Picking Flowers’ (oil painting)

‘Picking Flowers’ (oil painting)

After-Renoir-Picking Flowers

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

18″x 24″, oil on canvas board. Done as an exercise, using Renoir’s painting Picking Flowers as a reference. I fell in love with the picture after being fortunate enough to see it in San Francisco, in person. Impressionism was a lot of fun to try, and gave me lots of room for me, a beginner, to be loose with colors and brush strokes, and not be strict about the end product. I learned a lot about blending, the handling of oils, which is buttery and slow to dry compared to acrylic paints. I loved the bright dots of color. Working wet-on-wet was also a new experience for me, and I loved it! This is definitely something I’d like to try again, but with my own work, using my own reference photographs.

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Italian Hillside (painting)

Italian Hillside (painting)

Houses on Italian Hillside (painting)

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

18″ x 24″ oil on canvas. After attending a Van Gogh exhibition in San Francisco (if you ever get a chance to see his work, run, leap, fly out of your house and go see it) I got interested in impressionism. As the old masters used oils, I gave it a try! I love the buttery, smooth texture, and the blending properties of oil. This painting was a lot of fun because I also got to use a quick-drying product Liquin which enabled me to extend and further blend colors, with the added benefit speeding up the drying time. I love the thick impasto flowers. I really enjoyed giving this picture some texture and some pop-out effect.

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