Saturday, January 26, 2013

Exploring The Floral-Flowers

 Close ups

 Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

 This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Lin was the gracious hostess.

I decided on the flowers. Actually, I used the reference as a springboard to get the painting started. From there on, I stopped looking at the photo and just developed it by playing with color and using the painting knife. A lot of fun.
 I first applied black gesso...love that stuff!

I came up with a term which is completely my own invention! It's "artful departure". Ain't that a beaut??? It means don't let the subject source, whether real life or photo, get in the way of creating a painting. I think the duty of an artist is to create rather than replicate. But then, that's just my humble opinion.

 C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting.  

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com

My Etsy

Psalm 4:2     "How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ?"

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful floral, Dean...The vibrant reds with the white is outstanding. Great job.

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    1. Hi Hilda...Thanks. I liked how the reds popped against the black gesso. Glad you loked it!

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  2. Absolutely Love Artful Departure - it says it all. Happens to me all the time so good to get a (proper) term for it.And this is a a BEAUTIFUL painting.!

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    1. Thanks, Julie....It really does its job as a descriptive phrase. I have about one creative phrase a year. I think this was it! Lol!
      Feel free to use it.

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  3. It is so beautiful, Dean! I am thinking that with all the flowers and birds I'm seeing of late that people are ready for spring! Me? I'm happiest in autumn and in winter.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Sherry. I'm definitely a Spring person...can't wait!

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  4. Good Sabbath Morning Dean! .... Cold and crisp here this morning... but at the same time... sunny and bright- just like your "artful "departure piece."

    I share your ideas and opinions completely in the regard to "owning" the process as soon as possible in the crerative process. Replication is usually easy for everyone.

    "Imagineering" is my equivalent phrase to describe my own take on this process.

    A wonderful way to open up my day here in Rockport! Thank you for sharing your painting and your ideas! A REAL painterly gem!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Thank you, Bruce! Love that "Imagineering"!

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  5. "artful departure"! I am going to use that! Your floral painting is a beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Celeste! Feel free to use it .

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  6. Good contribution, a beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Sergoi!

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  7. This is just beautiful Dean. I agree, photos should be our inspiration. Where is the creativity in trying to copy them exactly, right?

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    1. That's how I feel, Barbara! I really enjoyed your recent dog paintings! :)

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  8. Hi Dean...Julie Ford Oliver quoted your term "artful departures" on her blog and I just love it! Your work is very lovely and I am happy I found your blog via dear Julie. Your flowers are amazing...black gesso...hmmm...looks like a medium I might have to look into. I am loving your cow below too!

    Greetings from Wichita, Kansas!

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