Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On The Easel - New painting with roses

"Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence." ~Alfred Billings Street

My roses are just starting to burst open...I can't think of a more perfect blossom to symbolize the start of summer!

Here is the beginning of a painting with roses and cherries. Cherries are a major fruit crop produced here in Creston and shipped world wide...roses...of course, are grown profusely here.......both elicit strong summer memories for me.

I was going for a smoky blue/grey!...not sure I like it....I will have a better idea as I start to fill in the roses. I will add and adjust the background colors as more of the painting is established. Colors used are: Indanthrone Blue, Blue Apatite Genuine, Burnt Sienna...all Daniel Smith watercolor paints.

Happy Canada Day to all!
Yours in art,
Laura Leeder
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”An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict. As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge. His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.” - Bridget Riley.


Anonymous said...

Nice job, regards

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You!

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