ENSEMBLE, 24x24 oil, original floral still life

My goal in this painting was to have a lot of soft edges. I wanted to SUGGEST flowers, but not paint them individually. The vertical purple stripes were added toward the end in an attempt to give the painting more structure. My painter's eye was wandering around aimlessly, so the hard edged stripes gives the eye a place to pause and focus.

I painted the majority of this painting with a 1 inch cheapo bristle brush costing $0.65. Those cheap brushes are actually quite good at pushing paint around.

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indiaartist said...

These Colors rock and this is so much more like water colors than oil. Love it.

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks. I think it's the soft edges and the blending that make it resemble a water color.