Friday, April 19, 2013

Fresh Paint Friday #5

Well, it's late in the day, but it IS still Friday, at least in my time zone.  I've been cramming to get this video done!  In this piece I set out to see how busy and colorful I could get without being "too busy" and confused.  As you can see, I did have to cover up a lot of the bright saturated colorful parts in order to get it into focus.  It was a fun challenge.  The pieces is 10"x10" on paper. Enjoy!
                 



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21 comments:

  1. I love it! So colorful and lots of energy!!! Anna

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  2. I like this one very much. I'm interested to see that you have put the finished work sideways-on compared to how you painted it. Do you see it as having a top and bottom, I wonder? For me, it has a different feeling if I look at it sideways ...

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    1. It is not sideways-on compared to the way I painted it; it's just that I have the camera on my left side. Perhaps I should figure out a way to position the camera so you can see the process more from my point of view. I've tried that, working on a tilted board (angled up towards me, with the camera behind me), but it doesn't feel as comfortable working that way. Thanks for this observation, though. I'll give it some thought.

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  3. beautiful! so much vivid color... I noticed for the line, you used a pitt pen, and there was some other writing tool you used on the right side of the piece - what was that?

    The line is very interesting - it strikes me as light and whimsical.

    You often use a bit of black/white in your work - for me, that often sets off the rest of the pieces.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I love your work too.

      The other pen is a totally new tool for me: a reed pen. I got a set of three for only a few bucks at Utrecht. http://www.utrechtart.com/Loew-Cornell-Bamboo-Reed-Pen-Set-MP39124-i1011487.utrecht

      I think it was one of the students in our Extreme Composition class who inspired this purchase.

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  4. Such a gorgeous piece! Love the colours and lines. Thanks for sharing your process - love watching the birth of your pieces.

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  5. Love all the colour this week!! I learn something each and every week. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. I loved watching you create this. amazing!

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  7. It's so interesting to watch you move the colors from foreground to background to foreground. (by the way, did you make your bamboo pen?)

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  8. I love it to watch you painting Jane!+ADORABLE!

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  9. Especially love the colors this week. I have been on a teal/orange/yellow-gold kick for sometime now, sometimes adding orange and tiny bits of black so it was especially fun for me.
    Thanks so much.
    Lorraine

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  10. Hi Jane. How did you arrive at your way of doing line? It is really out of the ordinary, at least to my eyes!

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    1. By drawing a lot of lines. Really. IN my Sketchbook Practice class (starting May 15), and also in Extreme Composition, there are lessons on exploring line - making all different kinds of lines with various tools, and playing with the relationships between line and other elements.

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  11. I really love watching your process and your paintings come to a beautiful finish after all the adding and pushing back of color! And I love the bits of black and white you have in your projects-so eye pleasing! Thank you for sharing these vids.

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  12. I love the colors in this. I just finished watching the whole Scribble Collage DVD—packed with great info! Thanks for sharing your process. I'm looking forward to next Friday's Fresh Paint!

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  13. Boy, do I love to watch you create your beautiful pieces of art!

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  14. Jane, thanks so much for ALL the great videos you share! This fresh paint Friday may be my favorite, love the bright colors. I've learned a lot from watching and reading blogs of generous artists like YOU! Thank you.

    Peace,
    Donna

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    1. Thanks! Glad these are useful. I put a Support Fresh Paint Fridays button in the right margin. Takes you to a page where you can buy prints of any of the Fresh Paint Friday pieces.

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  15. Your Fresh Paint Fridays are my new addiction. Just fabulous. Thank you. ~ Niya Christine.

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  16. I just love watching you work. Thank you for sharing these videos!

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