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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Painting in Progress

Form or Color?  Which is more important - this is the question that's always in my head.  I love both.  I LOVE form.  I love seeing the volume and weight of an object in a painting.  But color ..... ah .... how I ADORE color.  Color feels alive to me.   

One part seeing, one part feeling, hard to choose.  Both are magic.  

8 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

So true - I'm glad we have both. Color often supports form.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you for having a look Jeremy!

FCP said...

Yes, both ARE magic, and play off one another.
This is lovely, Karen.
Faye

Debbie Miller said...

mmmm, and then there is Negative Space! painting is so fun - glad to have you back blogging about it -d

supplies overflowing! said...

I love what I am seeing here!
Color does it for me- doesn't matter what it is- but that's what gets my attention when I look around. Ironic 'cause I have such trouble translating what I see to a painting. You on the other hand, have it under control.

supplies overflowing! said...

Hi Karen-
thank you for your comments. I have been coming here for a couple of weeks (I think it's been a couple of weeks- lol - time slips away from me sometimes)and I always find something that triggers a thought, or a tip that helps me in my frustration with painting!
I hope it was ok that I talked about you in one of those posts of mine- I am not sure yet what is rude, or simply not done.
Thanks again- oh- and I would love to put you on my side bar (is that what it is called?) as a favorite site of mine-
Take care-
jenny

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so much Faye, I always appreciate your feedback.

Glad to be back Debbie and glad to have you pop by. Oh yes, love negative space, excellent!

Hi Supplies Overflowing/Jenny, Thank you so much for your comments! I really enjoyed checking out your blog, and of course I am completely flattered and happy to see my name appear there. :) Your paintings are excellent, and I can't wait to see what you decide to paint next! Thank you Jenny!

Louise Michelle Reade said...

I love the idea of the bow. very interesting choice of subject.

i'm going to add you to my list of blogs.