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Friday, March 5, 2010

Progress report

I'm making small steps of progress on my painting, nothing helps the creative juices like an inspiring art trip..... or getting out the really big brushes. I was getting to a desperate stage in the painting, either I needed to make progress or give up. If I don't finish soon, Spring will be here and all my snow and cloud inspiration will be melted away!

12 comments:

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

It looks like it is coming along beautifully.....keep going. Have the best weekend.

Debi Fitzgerald said...

Looks Great! Definitely on the right track... glad you did not give up on it!

Liza Hirst said...

It's already beautiful! I love the reduced palette, the nearly monochrome use (or better impression)of whites. LOVE it!!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Sande! Hope you have a great weekend too!

I'm still trying not to give up :) Thank you Debi for the encouragement!! I need it.

Thank you Liza, for some reason this has been hard for me because of the palette I think. I always try to make the bows have an inner glow, and finding just the right colors to achieve this in subtle colors has been tricky. Thanks so much!!

joanne said...

I like how it's progressing. Interesting use of linear elements in this one.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Joanne!! Yes the stronger lines, especially from the wired ribbon, are adding a different quality to the painting, especially because the image is so much larger than life. Thanks for commenting!

Helen Read said...

Very cool!

El Snacktator said...

Maybe one day you'll join the list of fabulous artists who have captured El...

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Helen!

Oh my El Snacktator! One day!! That is my dream to have the fabulous Snacktator sit for me!

Lisa Daria said...

Love this and love the subject matter - how did I not find you before on Carol Marine's artists links - I'm a follower now!

silvina said...

Karen, how is it going with this piece? It already looks so elegant in these cool off-whites.

Karen Appleton said...

Lisa, thank you so very much! I'm so glad you found me and I'm thrilled to discover you too!

Silvina, not good, let's just say it far toooo Spring outside for me to be painting white! :)