Classwork: Painting #2

Here is the second painting I did in the class. It’s called We Don’t Judge, and it is 20″ x 16″, painted in acrylics on canvas. Originally, there was a wide swath of yellow at the bottom of the picture. At my teacher’s suggestion, I changed it to this darker color. It really helped in defining the image of the flowers in the pot, gave the picture some weight it needed to make it feel balanced, I think.

11 thoughts on “Classwork: Painting #2

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I like painting flowers (my version, never seen on earth before, maybe…!). because I like flowers a lot in real life and painting them makes me happy.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Originally I put them there because I like purple, and also because of the yellow, and when I removed the yellow, well, the purple was even more striking. Who knew? I do like purple.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    Wonderful painting. I find I am coveting the vase/pot you have imagined for these plants. It reminds me of Poole pottery, which is some of my favourite pottery. I agree that the dark base is really effective in this composition because the piece gradually gets lighter and brighter towards the top and it means my eye is led around the painting and upwards to the plants.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, I realized in this class that in the past, I worked quickly, to sell, and did not always take the time to evaluate my choices in a painting (or did not have time to). Now in this phase of life, this is important to me. Not perfection, but to really look harder at what I am doing. And…to slow down. I don’t have to hurry anymore.

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