Thursday, July 29, 2010

ARTICHOKE


6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord 
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I have been taking care of grandchildren, hence the lack of posting the last few days. The next group arrived today so there will be few, if any, posts this week.

I had a few hours today to paint so I decided to try an artichoke. The first painting was a wipe out. I was determined to get something down so I started over and I am pleased with this one. It's the first time I've painted an artichoke. It's not an easy subject, but it was definitely fun.

27 comments:

  1. This is very nice Linda. I love the subtle shadings on the leaves. You did a very nice job of capturing all the values.

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  2. I havent seen this in reality Linda, but you have done a great job as usual, quite a rare subject to paint.

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  3. Painting or grand children get your priorities right and it seems you have well and trully enjoy being with them.

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  4. This is so well done! Enjoy the grandchildren!

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  5. I may have to try an artichoke, you have inspired me...great job, Linda!

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  6. Beautifully done... Love the subtle colors in the leaves.

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  7. Linda, Great composition and fine use of complimentary paintings. Hope to see you in October!

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  8. Super work Linda on such a difficult subject. Your technique really emulates the 'feel' of the object. Love it.

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  9. Great job on the value changes. Nice colors, too.

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  10. Your work is beautiful. It is hard to believe you have only been at it for a few years! You have certainly made a name for your self.

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  11. Love the artichoke.....sometimes you have to go thru some wipers before you get a keeper. This painting is a keeper for sure!

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  12. yeah, this is super work, the modeling is just right and you always have a great eye for color...nice

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  13. Linda, You did a beautiful job with the shading. Nice painting.

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  14. Very nice colors in this one and I like the grays in the last one.

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  15. I love close up views! The compliments really make this sparkle. Beautiful blog!

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  16. You're right Linda. Artichokes are a more difficult subject as well as a more difficult veggie to cook and consume, but well worth the trouble. Have fun with your grandbabies.

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  17. I have been admiring your artichoke and finally had a few minutes to comment. How brave you are and you did such a nice job. Very very nice!

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  18. Love that green and red! Artichokes can be so intimidating to paint but you've done such a beautiful job here!

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  19. Hi Linda, I really like al of the different colors I see, the warms and cools. I have never painted an artichoke, it looks like fun.

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  20. Hi, Linda! What a beautiful artichoke!!! Great colors, comp. and scale.
    Thanks for tracking me down and giving me 'the heads up' on my Pass the Salt post! I really appreciate it!
    Love those grandchildren! They'll never forget you...I know I certainly haven't forgotten mine. I can't wait to see them again someday. My little 4 1/2 yr. old grandaughter Carter, spent a week together recently...it's a toss up as to who had more fun!

    Again, thanks!

    Big hug!
    Roxanne

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  21. This is beautiful. I never would have thought to paint an artichoke but what a beautiful subject it made under your talented brush. Enjoy the time with you family!
    Joan

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  22. Great composition, Linda. I love the touches of purple in the leaves too, good stuff!

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  23. No, not an easy subject! But the subtle shifts of color in the leaves are wonderful!

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  24. Your great skills of observation are evident on this one, Linda. Nice job on the detailed textures... I especially like those neutral grays and the reddish background.

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  25. Your work is wonderful. I love your style. Your ability to paint the ordinary in an extraordinary way. Well done. All the best to you.

    Joan

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  26. I really like the texture on this piece,lovely color harmony!

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