Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Color Of White

6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"The purpose of painting is to lift the veil of mystery into consciousness."
- Henry Hensche

I was so jazzed when the challenge was put out by the group of painters, "Daily Paintworks" for 'The Color Of White". Oh- my - gosh- white is like a celebration of color, because it reflects just about everything. Some of my favorite things are white objects in my garden, ie. picket fence, arbor, daisies, peonies, you get the idea. The colors of blooms as well as sunlight and shadow come out in these beautiful objects. This winter I've been painting a fair share of daisies, and just love that turn of color where they fall into shadow...such a simple flower, so much beauty.

I'll try to add a photo here and show you my studio set-up for small still-life paintings. It's a pretty simple rig. A shadow box (made out of a cut down cardboard carton, and various cloths- tablecloths, napkins, anything that might 'set the stage' for the latest characters in my tabletop 'event' as well as a clamp-on shop light to fully illuminate the little 'stage'.

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Blogger Dean H. said...

Roxanne...I came here from the DPW challenge.
This is such a GREAT painting! The texture and color are ultra exciting! Each section in the expanded blow up is a painting unto itself!
Excellent blog.

March 17, 2011 at 5:19 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

gosh Dean! Thank you SOOO much for the kind words! This is exactly what I love about painting with a variety of palette knives....and the study of color!! It provides an endless fascination...and reminds me to 'slow down' to look, and look again.....
Cheers, Roxanne

March 17, 2011 at 5:29 AM  

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