View Full Version : Overwhelming Pinkness

05-18-2013, 08:06 PM
I seem to be finding pink very soothing these days (must have something to do with Pepto Bismol). At any rate, this is a BAD painting, but was quite relaxing...


05-18-2013, 08:38 PM
Very pretty and beautiful because your work always remains very sensitive. It's a difficult subject. Having treated in another way could give a "plastic" aspect . What is not the way here.

05-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Hypnotic Kris. I'm partial to blue, but this is nice.

05-18-2013, 09:06 PM
Hey, no problem. I can do boring in blue too!

05-18-2013, 11:36 PM
I love the satiny ribbon and the monochromatic pink. Most importantly are you having fun?

05-19-2013, 06:36 AM
Why do you say, so emphatically, that it is BAD? what do you think is bad about it?

05-19-2013, 10:36 AM
Well, like my last painting, I think it's unbalanced. Inconsistent. I totally erased the rose and resurfaced the area. I think the rose needs to be softer.

But I have to say, that this was mainly an exercise to see if I could approximate the look of ribbon and satin, so in that way it was successful.

05-19-2013, 10:58 AM
The first thing I noticed was how beautifully you treated that satiny texture. Is this another one on La Carte?

Donna T
05-19-2013, 11:00 AM
Maybe this is one of those times when it's really about the journey and not the destination. Maybe you need to explore more pinkness and see where it leads. You always do the softest flowers and with all you've been through you deserve all the softness and soothing you can get! (Not a bad painting at all!)

05-19-2013, 11:47 AM
The first thing I noticed was how beautifully you treated that satiny texture. Is this another one on La Carte?
Hi Grinner, this is on light grey PastelMat, and mostly Girault and Ludwig pastels.

Also, to another member's post re high key paintings and white, there is no "white" in this at all except for a bit of white charcoal around the edge of the ribbon, and not much there. Those fabulous Ludwig "True Lights" strike again!

Thanks all for the encouragement, and Donna you've nailed it. It was all about the pretty color, soothing fabric, methodical application.

05-19-2013, 11:53 AM
Well inconsistent is not a word you can possibly use...it is most certainly consistent for colour!

And it is really good that you found some things to be positive about.

Learning what we are unhappy with, and why, is most important, then we can move on and improve. But it is also important to acknowledge our successes!

05-19-2013, 12:43 PM
Pretty in Pink!:wave: Pam

05-19-2013, 03:19 PM
I believe you were able to convey the satiny texture of the ribbon and the softness of the rose, this in no way is a bad painting, it's very well done. Both textures are difficult, and you've succeeded Kris, excellent!

05-19-2013, 03:27 PM
Hi, Kris! You are definitely a perfectionist. I would be proud to have done this work myself and/or have it hanging on my wall. Your work is always amazing. Start telling yourself that in the mirror every morning before you start working!! ;)

05-19-2013, 05:34 PM
Jackie, I wish I had your wisdom as well as your talent!
Chris, always there cheering me on, :heart:
Pam, thank you so much!
Lisa, that's so sweet! I will...very good suggestion.

05-19-2013, 06:37 PM
well , ' blunt ' might be a word to describe , but ,
working a Very close palette with sticks ain't no easy thing ,
let alone the textures !

good to see this . :)


05-19-2013, 07:12 PM
Yes, I think you're being too hard on yourself. This is wonderfully done.

05-19-2013, 10:59 PM
How is this bad?? I like it! Pink is hard to handle.

05-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Beautiful... it reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting, she did a lot of flower paintings zooming in the image...

John Palmer Fine Art
05-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Love the way you paint flowers Kris, always a very delicate touch and beautifully subtle!

05-20-2013, 12:37 PM
Ah Ed, "blunt?" My favorite guy who speaks in conundrums. But you know what it took to get that pink piece of flotsam out there!

Thank you Randy and Sandra, much appreciated!

Annette, my teacher keeps telling me to do the flower close ups, since I love them so much. I tend to downplay them as trite and a "cop out," so your comment has boosted my state of mind considerably!!

Thanks so much John, if only I had the guts to try portrait :eek: