Friday, April 22, 2011

Afternoon Prelude, Floral




12"x12" oil on gessoed archival panel

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”

- Swedish Proverb


Thursday was windy and chilly, so I stayed in to get caught up with all my framing for the paintings I'm taking down to Norfolk, VA next week. Early Friday morning I went out for some flowers to paint. All the colors they have now that it's Easter week- hehe, they called some of them "Jelly-bean Bouquets", and the colors were just like that! I've set this arrangement up as sort of a tea-break before afternoon- sort of an afternoon 'fortification'. These paintings I've done in this series are a reminder to bring these things into our lives; flowers for the table, a cup of tea, a bit of honey to sweeten, a bit of fruit, and some colorful linens just for the cheer of it. Hope you can make room in your life for some of these things.

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*****Just a reminder for my Hampton Roads friends; next week I'm headed to Norfolk! Saturday, April 30th I'll be demo-ing palette knife techniques and speaking about "Finding Your Artistic Voice" at London Square Gallery from noon to 2pm. I'd love for you to join us!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Norma Wilson said...

So beautiful Roxanne! I love your composition and the colors are lucious!

April 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Norma! I'll be talking about how I set these up next Saturday!

April 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful, I really enjoy your still lifes, Roxanne!

April 26, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jane Hunt said...

Roxanne,
Just spent some time looking through your work. Just beautiful - love the texture!
:) Jane

April 26, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Jane! Thanks so much, I was just over admiring your landscapes!

April 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Diane, thanks so much for the kind words! You are one of the most inspiring still-life painters to me! I love your painterly combinations (and I'm going on a hunt for new vases & pitchers)!!!

April 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

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