Monday, February 18, 2013

#166: "Chocolate Flower Farm", oil, 24" x 16"

One sunny day lately I ran around Langley taking interior photos while the sun was streaming in. Some of these shops are so artfully put together that they are still life paintings just waiting to be done. This display at the Chocolate Flower Farm on 1st Street was begging to be painted. This was a joy to paint. Once in a great while a painting just kind of falls out of your brush. This is one of those. Of course I had to fuss a bit about values, but not so much on this one. I also feel I used fewer brush strokes to say what I wanted to say. The little jars and bottles are just a a couple strokes each...a light side, a dark side, a lid. You can look at details in these paintings by clicking on the image when you are looking at them on the blog. An artist friend of mine said "you can almost see the dust motes". I love that comment. The Ray for the Day is "Chocolate Flower Farm".

10 comments:

Sheriart said...

Beautiful painting and inspiring process. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Johnson said...

You may not have used many brush strokes, but it still looks so 'real'! Love it.

Kris Wiltse said...

Stunning painting, Phyllis. You nailed the values, alright. Such depth. You're understanding of shadows is quite evident! Among all the other foundations. Thank you!

Barbara said...

LOVE this!

Jason Carpp said...

Hey Phyllis. Awesome paintings, as always!

Gexton said...

this is very nice blog about painting.and awesome artwork.love
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tanglycottage said...

Stunning, Phyllis!

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very nice,

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