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05-03-2009, 02:27 PM

Title: tulip tree
Year Created:
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 12 x 16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

Not my usual style at all. I'm trying to loosen up.

Is this working for you? I'm conce<br>ed about design aspects, balance, etc.

05-03-2009, 03:49 PM
Love it. Strong design, imo - very graphic, pleasing palette. :smug: Keep exploring this style - it works!

05-03-2009, 04:11 PM
It is beautiful, I am reminded of silk painting or even batik.

05-03-2009, 06:54 PM
I think this is stunning :) It has great depth, and your glazing technique is wonderful. Please consider posting the next one under your screen name - we'll never think less of you ;)

05-03-2009, 07:48 PM
Sam, Oh gosh! Okay, it was me. LOL. but this is so far away from my usual I think I'm kinda of scaring myself.

Corby, thanks! Tell me about silk painting. Do you just paint on silk?

Sooyen, thanks! I think I will.

05-03-2009, 10:58 PM
Hey, you -

This is different for you, but different shouldn't scare you. We all move on to different styles as we progress, but I still see nice little hints of you. Don't be afraid of your creativity - its a quick way to pidgeonhole yourself. Keep going :)

05-03-2009, 11:01 PM
Love the colors, I could look at this painting a long time, it is very interesting. I like it.

05-04-2009, 04:26 AM
It's Theresa who painted Joey and Sam so beautifully!! :thumbsup:
This is gorgeous Theresa ....reminds me on a stained glass window ....do more like this!

05-04-2009, 03:13 PM
yes......different....but I also see bits of your polarbear and others technique in there....as mooz typed...stained glass.....
but this one is special...as Sam typed...it has such depth....I like it a lot......yd

05-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Sam, Ladyred, Mooz, and yarddog. THANK YOU! this was an experimental piece for me...one where I tried to follow "the rules" for once. All your kind comments have left me feeling pretty good, maybe a little brave, and a little afraid at the same time. Afraid of the next...

I'm really wanting to work up towards a looser style. I have a painting in mind but I don't want to paint it in my same old tight manner. I want my background not to look like the boring flat wall that it is and I want it to be married to the figures. I'm not there yet. But I like this new painting. I think I'll try another.

05-04-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing your similar efforts. In the meantime, get this one to your local gallery ASAP. A designer would snatch this up in a heartbeat :)

05-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Yikes Sam, did you just say that to me?!! How very encouraging! But, but, but..., shouldn't I have more than just one painting before I go knocking on doors? Shouldn't I have a resume, an artists statement, a portfolio? I do want to be taken seriously. I'm not knocking your comment. I seriously want to know. Got any war stories to share?

05-05-2009, 04:03 PM
You don't need to have a huge resume to start making yourself known. Here's what I do - Every painting I've done that I don't feel would incur public humiliation goes into a small photo album ( I take 4 x 6 photos of everything). Its a nice photo album, and it goes with me everywhere. I took the book with me to a couple galleries and had an offer to hang a couple pieces on that first day. After those couple pieces received positive attention, I had an offer for a solo show in the fall. So, sometimes its best to just go into a smaller gallery and ask if they have a little space for this one painting that you would like to try and sell. My guess is that someone will say yes; after that happens, you've established an inside relationship that will last :)

05-05-2009, 10:07 PM
Okay, sounds like a plan. However, I'll have to first find that small gallery. I think the ones downtown area bit posh and a lot of them don't sell contemporary works. I did an on foot search a couple of years back and I wasn't pleased with the results. Not one target gallery. I think I need to search the near south suburbs. the little gallery where I get my framing done only sells work of the owner artist. so no luck there. The illinois artisas shop takes 50 percent on sales... so much to think about.

05-05-2009, 10:49 PM
You certainly know your negative painting techniques. This is very beautiful, and I love the palette too! Paint some more, it is good to stretch yourself..

05-06-2009, 10:47 AM
Thanks Miss Judy! Although I can't say that I know them. this is my first.

Sam, found a target. One that I wasn't able to find in the car but finally got an address online. YAY! thanks for that push. Obviously I needed it.