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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Fourth" and "Fifth"


This entire series and the process of using a tiny painting to paint a larger one has been amazing for me!

"Fourth" 48x48
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"Fifth" 48x48
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It was such a great experience translating tiny brushstrokes into large areas of flat color .... 



and though it's a departure from my normal painting style...


 I am IN LOVE with how the exaggerated areas of paint and color ... 


emphasize how color shapes come together to make the image ....


and of course, the paint is so thick and buttery, I just want to eat it! :)

14 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

LOVE!!! Wow - spectacular!! I'm coveting it : )

Kate Lewis said...

Karen, I am blown away by these two large paintings. I absolutely love the pops of unexpected color and shapes. Cannot wait to see what you create next!!!!!

Lionors said...

So delicious! I love the bits of red and yellow and how they make the bows even more delightful.

Cindy Michaud said...

I'm inspired...thanks for sharing the journey and the process, love the results!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so much Kim, Kate, Lionors, and Cindy!!! This was an amazingly fun process and I'm so happy you all joined in!! Thank you!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome.

I still love those lunch bags... I see them lurking there on the left...

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Your babies turned out even better than I had imagined. Do I detect vanilla cream cheese frosting? yum! Did you track your tubes of paint?

Karen Appleton said...

ah thank you Jennifer :) yes, they lurk around in my head saying paint more of us :)

Thank you so much Marilyn! It looks like frosting for sure! I should go back through my receipts and total up the tubes, but I'm afraid too!!! :) ignorance is bliss!

Joanna Olson said...

Excellent! It makes the planes of color even more interesting with the wonderful juicy brushstrokes. Love it!

Karen Appleton said...

thank you so much Joanna!

Helen Read said...

Fantastic!! Love it!

Bunny said...

Don't eat the paint! It's pizenus! Have you seen the movie "Vincent and Theo?" Van Gogh licks his brushes. Probable what led to the ear incident.

Bunny said...

*probably*

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Helen!!

Bunny You are cracking me up!!! Thank you sooooo much for checking out my blog!!!! And I still might eat the paint just to be like Vincent my hero! :)