Saturday, April 13, 2013

You Occupy My Thoughts

I love the challenge of painting reflective surfaces. This little vase was sort of burnished so the reflection was softer. I looked up the significance of purple violets and it means you occupy my thoughts. Isn't that a sweet sentiment? I painted the background (see images below), then realized I wouldn't be able to get the violet shadows as dark as I wanted so I used a cloth and a bit of mineral spirits to wipe down to the black again. Next I put in the dark shadows, then the rest of the flowers and highlights. Here's some very sexy painting music and probably one on my 'desert island' playlist.
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suzanneberry said...

beautiful! thanks for the process shots.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Appreciate the process and your thoughts of why you made the changes, love the sentiments of violets too!