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Give Me My Flowers

Submit an Entry: Abstracted Flower Painting Project

By franklawrence

Give Me My Flowers

Mixed media: oil, acrylic, pencil.

Title and Medium

Give me my flowers while I live...

Artist's Statement

Painted in oil, acrylic, pencil.... this was a charcoal drawing translated into a painting after two drawings. The glazing was problematic for me and I never got the beauty of color and light that I wanted to express on canvas. But I am pleased that I finished this painting as a very good prelude to others and learning more about glazing to create skies and waters.

What I'd Do Differently

  • Practice painting skies and water prior to this painting and draw/formulate other design options.

Marion Boddy-Evans, About.com Painting, says:

While the flowers are reduced in detail, you still see their complete shape immediately. There's no visual puzzle centered on the flowers that pulls the viewer in for a closer, lingering look, which is what I'm hoping to see with this project.

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