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01-07-2014, 06:15 PM
One of my goals in 2013 was working on Flemish-style oil paintings. I did several small floral art work in this style and this one was a last finished piece of the year. 11 x 14", Oils and Old Master's Maroger on Ampersand Gessobord.


Outlines of future painting carefully transferred in graphite and then fixed with India Ink. Excess of graphite carefully lifted off with kneaded eraser.


Drawing overpainted with first layer of oil - imprimatura layer.


I'm working with burned umber then, starting from background and finishing up with more delicate things,as petals etc.



When done with umber, I'm working on so called dead-layer what will help future color layers to look more vibrant and full of life.


Beginning of color layering.


Second layer of color.


Finished work.
I was under impression I did post it before, but after I checked my posts, it look like - I didn't do that.... Hope You like it and if so - enjoy!

david m
01-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Fabulous.... Check out arleta pech on the web I think you will like her flowers.

01-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Thank You, David! I do have Arletta's book and last year had a chance to see her works in person... we were at the same show in Carmel, California. The 7th Annual Show of International Guild of Realism. (IGOR). Whole event was outstanding, I truly was honored to be a part of it.

01-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Wow! It is fascinating to see the WIP photos and read your explanations. Thank you very much for sharing this. Your painting is lovely.

01-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Thank You very much, Sandy!

Charlie's Mum
01-11-2014, 09:21 AM
I do commend you for your patience in following this tradition Tatiana - it's so lovely to see the work developing and it always seems like magic to me that glorious colour comes after all that umber and 'dead layer' painting!
You do these beautifully and always end up with lovely works.:)

01-11-2014, 09:32 AM
great glow and depth

01-11-2014, 04:35 PM
I enjoyed reading your wip,very interesting way of doing this particular work,Imelda

01-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Thank You to all! I'm not finding it hard to do meticulous work and do not get tired of it... plus so far each layer has to dry I have plenty of time to do my other projects... and some of those compare to this one could be almost considered "quick draw".

01-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Really pretty! You have excellent variations in the yellows.

01-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Thank You! I always founding those yellows particularly challenging, yet- interesting to work with.

Vivien Maloney
01-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Wonderful work Tatiana! And many thanks for your WIP's too
. Its always fascinating to see a painting gradually evolve like this. I commend you for your patience, but the end result is certainly worth all that time and effort - beautiful!:clap:

01-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Thank You, Vivien!

01-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Lovely demo, Tatiana. I'm trying this method for myself now.

01-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Thank You, Christel!..

I just learned few days ago that this painting was juried in Salmagundi Club 2014 Annual Members' Show. Will be shipping it to NYC later this week.

01-25-2014, 12:15 AM
Congratulations on being juried into the Salmagundi Club 2014 Annual Members Show, about the most prestigious events in the country. Hope you win with this beautiful painting with many layers and lots of time and patience. Lovely yellows and greens. Spectacular. Good Luck, you deserve it.

01-25-2014, 01:24 AM
Thank You, Paula!
Just like You mentioned - that show is a big thing what basically mean ALL works there will be outstanding. I'm just happy to be there. It will be many painters way better that me and this is fine. I'm not counting on any awards, but being there... it does feel good!

01-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Wow Tatiana, loved seeing you work in progress and the finished work. It's lovely, love the yellows.

01-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Tatiana, just re-read the post and see that you will be showing your painting at the Salmagundi Club downtown, would that be in April? I would love to go and see it since I live here in NY.

01-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Lil, it suppose to be open in February at some point and be up till the end of March. Dates are not written in Stone just yet, they trying to finish upper gallery renovation, so it depends.... But in March it HAS to be up.

01-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Congrats on the Salmagundi Club show!!! That's fantastic! I'm not surprised this got in though...it's beautiful. And I love seeing the step-by-step...it's wonderful to see how you draw out that beautiful glowing color from that dead-zone layer!

01-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Thank You very much, Lea!