Friday, August 28, 2009

Hot Off the Palette

This is a painting that I started several weeks ago after interviewing Mark Hobson for the upcoming Island Arts Magazine.

Mark often starts his painting with a dark dioxine purple ground. I thought, "Hmmm, I have some purple in my studio. Maybe I can paint like Mark!"

This was the perfect subject to work with as the clematis itself was made up of different tones of purple.

I am glad that I managed to take several photographs to work from before the heat wave hit and the petals dropped off.

The finished piece is 8 x 24", acrylic. It still remains unnamed, although I sometimes call it the "Climber".

Till Next Time ...

"From the Prairies, to the West Coast ... and beyond!"


1 comment:

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Susan, I recall you were beginning to work on this piece at the OO show - came out lovely! I managed to get one "for sure" student from the OO show. She came up for four hours of private lessons on Wed. and is signing up for online lessons. It's a start...sure hope more sign up!