Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Violet Magnolia"






Oil on 8x6 Linen panel

I'm always trying different things to paint on. Artists always seem to love to paint on linen, so every so often I like to try it. There are so many brands to choose from though, I once tried a sampler pad of 4 or 5 different kinds, they were ok, but I didn't love any of them. I've tried buying a piece of unprimed linen, and making my own linen panels, but.. I didn't love them either. I also had a pad of another kind of oil primed linen, and, same thing, I didn't feel like it was just the right thing for me. The last time I ordered some things from Blick art, I ordered one of their acrylic primed belgian linen panels, and set it aside.
I found this lovely rose/violet colored magnolia growing in a local park, I've never seen a magnolia this color! It was so different and beautiful, I took it home to try and paint a picture of it. I remembered my linen panel, and decided to use it for this painting, and... I LOVED it!!!!!!
It was perfect. I have an order in for more :-)

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting. Simple and sophisticated.

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  2. superbe! I love all your painting. Your rose violet is wonderfull with transparency and light . Bravo from France

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  3. What a beautiful painting this is! Gorgeous!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL painting. Composition is great and the flower is so skillfully painted. Love painting on linen. Will take note of your advice and try the blick belgian.

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  5. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!!!

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  6. Lovely! Linen is so expensive....I am glad you found one you really like!

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  7. beautiful painting .join us at Art-Profiles .we need you.

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  8. Really lovely!!!! I like the soft effect you achieved on the linen and over all a great piece!
    I'll look into the panels. I'm always looking for that perfect linen panel as well. Thanks for the tip.

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  9. Beautiful painting! I chose it as my favorite painting today on my blog, rosaspicks.wordpress.com. I hope you'll come by and check it out! Thanks, Rosa

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