Monday, January 18, 2010

Slowly, Slowly

Today was a good day, but I was distracted and didn't accomplish as much as I hoped to. Well, there's tomorrow. If you could see this in person the layers would be evident. I know it looks crowded and busy, but that's how spring is. Lots of seeds and growth. And robins.

This is another piece I've been working on for the show, but I can't figure out where to go here. I like parts of it like they are, but I'm not satisfied with it as a whole.  I've found myself scratching marks into the paint, some get painted over but that's ok. For some reason little ladders and circles keep appearing (below).


Uta said...

These are great Deborah. The top one doesn't look crowded at all. I love the combination of the layered background with the more controlled painted bird.

The second painting doesn't need much at all. I think it rather works in its simplicity. Great colours and composition. Maybe some very light washes of the orange/red you used in the circles. Just a few layers of light washes is all it needs I reckon.

Good job, keep going.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I agree with Uta. No crowding, there. Love the whole concept of spring in your painting. The graphic nature of parts of the work along with the painting make for an interesting composition.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello Beautiful Deborah, my, my ,MY it has been a very, very long time, but it sure is good to see your beautiful smile! How are you darlin'??? Hope that all is well you and yours and that you are doing well and still painting away. This picture is awesome. I love all that wonderful color. It' rich!!! Great combination indeed!! I really like it. I hope that you are having a wonderful New Year! Hugs