Thursday, March 15, 2012

Adorned

I've never painted a knot before...challenging! There's a lot going on with this ribbon...the sheen of it, the light and shadows, the folds, the polka dots in  shadow and light...phew!  But I love all that warm color. :o) And here's some of the musical inspiration. (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'musical' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 (with free display easel) + shipping
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7 comments:

c.dingman said...

Love the subject, great knot, lemon and you captured it so well.

Sunny Avocado said...

Love the color harmony and the shine...very nice!!

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

so VERY MUCH fun !! love your 'whimsy', Brenda !

Robie Benve said...

Wow Brenda, you didn't make it easy for your first knot, I admire your boldness of picking a sheer and decorated one, and all those shaded areas. I'd have probably gone with a plain, matte ribbon. lol
Lovely, fun painting. :)

The Muse of The Day said...

Phew is right! I never thought about it before, but a knot as a subject, or rather still life object, would drive me crazy. That is what I would call "mind bending". Perhaps it would be more appropriate to say "mind twisting". I love all the color - happiness. Carolina

The Muse of The Day said...

In regards to the color, Brenda, what I should have also told you was the reason why the color of the lemon and ribbon seem to work so well for me- it is the color of the background. You are really good at not forgetting that color, in every part of the painting, has a way of affecting how the viewer perceives the color in the main subject of the painting. This is something I need you to remind me of - regularly- if I ever throw myself into painting. You are a master at it ... You never leave it to chance that the subject will go it "solo". It is a BIG lesson to learn. Your paintings are continually teaching me. Carolina

Virginia Floyd said...

I love the color combination in this one. Great job on that ribbon!