Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Fourth and Final Day of the Gwen Fox Workshop

"Happiness"
13 x 14" Acrylic
 
Actually I began this painting on Thursday and completed it on Friday. This one is Gwen's favorite, which is rather pleasing as she is both an abstract and a floral artist. I did not have much to go on, mostly memory of my garden. I find florals fairly easy to paint and I like their shapes. Too bad that there are so many floral painters that it's difficult to be unique.
 
 
My biggest challenge with acrylics is to keep myself and my workspace clean. I know some of it is poor organization, but I hope to figure it out. You should see Bob's old shirt that I wore when painting. I was ready to throw it away, but Joan insisted I keep it as part of my history is on it. I managed to get my sleeve in the deep Pthalo Blue and put a big blob on the bottom petal. Thank goodness it is acrylic so I could paint over it and that is what led to the "design" of the lower part of the painting.
 
 

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You got amazing watercolor effects with the acrylics, Mary. I am surprised! It is a beautiful painting!

hmuxo said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Mary! So loose...I thought it was a watercolor!! EXCELLENT piece.

Candy said...

Mary, I like this one a lot, too. You have a nice touch with the acrylic paint and a flare for florals. I bet the time just flew by in this workshop.