Friday, October 17, 2008

Windowsill Bouquet - sold



8"x10" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard (Raymar)

"I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden."
- John Erskine


Tomorrow we're going to plant bulbs in the yard.....so we'll have a beautiful spread of flowers to pop up early spring. As for now, I have to get some from the florist. I try to make the most of them - making as many arrangements as I can out of one good batch, paint from one set-up, then photograph as many different other set-ups as I can to have more ideas to paint from later. I love the look of flowers on the windowsill, even on days when the light is subdued, there are interesting effects in so many places....and it's so good to just ....slow down and look......squint....look again ....

I'm enjoying painting with palette knives- it's such a joy to be able to manipulate the paint with this tool!

5 Comments:

Blogger Diane Kessluk said...

oh, do please plant some blue and purple bearded iris'. I would love to see you paint those!!

October 18, 2008 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Sylvia Jenstad said...

had to stop ... cool colours... I also love 'Sailing on the Sound'... very cool

October 19, 2008 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Diane & Sylvia, this was a very fun one!! And yes Diane, I'm hoping we get some iris in here somewhere!

October 19, 2008 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

This is lovely Roxanne, it has such character.

October 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! I've been having a lot of fun with the palette knife!

October 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

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