Friday, June 13, 2014

Hungry Tulips


So my latest painting in progress.  It needs a few fixes.  I like to post these on here because I can see the glitches better.  Some of it is oil paint shine.  I also need to tweak that flower on the right.  I will also go over the darks in the back.  Some of the streaking is caused by glare, however.

So I'm in this Old Masters' Style Flower phase.  I am studying with a painter who studied at the Schuler School of Art in Baltimore.  She is very knowledgeable and a good friend.  She makes home made Maroger medium and her husband hand crafts weighted wooden palettes.  It is very old school but I am enjoying the process.  I find it very meditative.

I started this painting in March when I picked up a pot of Parrot Tulips at the garden center.  Their color and shape intrigued me.    Of course, they looked nothing like they did the following week so I used photos that I took.  I also borrowed some photos of leaves and buds.  The flower on the right is purely manufactured from my imagination so I will have to revisit it.  I have been using Monarch and Sable brushes, Maroger medium and Grumbacher Paint.  I'm thinking of just painting my mutant Rhubarb plant next. 

5 comments:

Sharon Murphy said...

Looks beautiful sis!

dive said...

Gorgeous, Neetzy; the colours are so intense.
Mutant rhubarb? I can't wait to see that!

neetzy said...

Haha Dive! I'm intrigued by my rhubarb plants. I'm not supposed to harvest them until the third year, but they are very interesting to look at.

Maria said...

I love it as is. It's erotic, yes?

neetzy said...

Thanks Maria!