Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Love All Kinds of Color

Lately  my  art  has  been  very  colorful--I've  been  liking  the  bright  ones  lately  as  you  can  see.   But  sometimes  I  let  the  piece  tell  me  what  color  it  needs.  

In  the  meantime,  I'm  always  sketching  faces  just  for  fun,  and   I  really  liked  her--

....so  I  took  her  out  of  my  sketchbook  and  put  her  on  a  canvas.   But  she  seemed  to  want  a  softer  palette...so  I  went  with  the soft  greens  and  pinks  and  roses----she  had  a  romantic  look  to  me..

 
So  then  I  wanted  to  make  a  companion  piece  for  her--my  painted  version  of  a  rose--

I  have  problems  with  roses.  I  tried  to  copy  the  look  of  the  roses  that  are  on  the  sides (these  are  napkins  collaged  on),  but  forget  it.   It's  okay--you  get  the  idea  that  it's  a  rose,  but  it's  not  what  I  pictured  in  my  head.   Painted  roses  for  me  are  one  of  those  things  that  I  have  to  practice, practice, practice  at,  and  I  know  I  could  get  better.

But  I'm  happy  with  the  way  these  2  compliment  each  other,


....and  for  now,  I'm  sticking  with  this  color  palette.   Working  on  more  right  now.....

47 comments:

jhopes70 said...

great sketch

Law logos

Marilyn Rock said...

OMG! I'm blown away this morning! Diane; I love this! Your sketch is marvelous, then including it in your painting - love the soft colors. Your rose is exquisite - I have such difficulties with the rose; must be all the layers and shades. You nailed it! WOW! xxoo

Sharon Tomlinson said...

It is a beautiful color palette and your rose is beautiful too as her that pretty girl.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Very pretty Diane!

Janet Ghio said...

Very pretty! Love your color palette and your rose.

Cathy Bueti said...

Wow Diane!!! I love these!! Your sketch is beautiful and that rose is great!! The soft palette is lovely!!

:)

Buffy said...

Love those soft colors,she's beautiful and your rose is gorgoues!

Karenliz said...

Beautiful! I love the color palette and I would have never known you had problems with roses! Gorgeous.

Tina Eudora said...

I love them Diane!
I am thinking of doing some rosy things with a pastel palette myself as I want to create a little more calm and peace around my home for the holidays. You have definitely inspired me this morning!
Tina xo

laurie said...

this is lovely, what a beautiful pair,, I love the soft color palette as well, so soft,

Janelle said...

She is lovely and I love the softer pallet. I love the brights too, but sometimes a soft look is just perfect.

Healing Woman said...

I absolutely love this one Diane. I think it is her long neck that makes her so unique. The rose goes perfectly and you really do know how to make it look realistic with all those many layers of petals. All in all, a beautiful piece of artwork!

Becca said...

Diane, she's lovely, and I think the rose is so soft and pretty! It reminds me of a rose I found on my plant when we got home last night.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Really nice Diane. She looks great in those soft colors, I agree with you, she looks very romantic. I love it that you have companion pieces with a lot of your art.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

She is so pretty. I think the soft colors were a wonderful choice. My goodness I love her hair...I wish mine looked like that. :) I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

Janie Husband said...

i love her.....but i especially like the rose.....beautiful, diane..

Art Expression said...

Diane your work is always so beautiful. I love your sketch A++ ...

Dorthe said...

I love them both ,dear Diane- she is lovely, and love her mouth,- and the rose is so beautiful, too.Maybe you expect something else, but I think it is perfect.
HUGS,Dorthe

Regina said...

Love these...and I see a beauty of a rose!!

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

She is beautiful, Diane, and the rose, too.

Michele said...

Such gorgeous colours you used! I love everything about it all. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. ♥♥

Kathy said...

Your rose looks like a rose and it is beautiful and there is no reason it needs to look like someone else's rose. That is the beauty of a talent like yours. You have the talent to make your own rules!

Lorraine said...

I like her hair very romantic looking so the rose complements it well...nothing wrong with your rose. I think we should have a feeling of a rose not one that is boring and perfect in every detail..you can have a photograph that does that!

tronaldte said...

I'm lovin your work! These are great pieces!

Serena said...

I love what you did with the sketch, Diane! I also LOVE your loosely painted rose! Having a background in realism painting makes those loose styles very difficult for me to achieve. I'm truly envious!

Heather Henry said...

I love these softer tones. Very romantic.

Bren said...

You really found just the right environment for this beautifully haunting girl. Loved watching it evolve as you shared your creative process. Dreamy

sharon said...

This is really so beautiful Diane! The face is amazing....riveting! I love the color version, but I am always attracted to raw versions, and the black and white is stunning!

Emelie said...

You're right about roses, sometimes yes sometimes no for me, at times I have to call it a peony
These are great pieces large, ready for Dec. so good . Hope your getting rest. The chair next to me in class does not have anyone. I know in due time. No pushing just missing.

Nancy said...

I love this color pallet you are using now.....great sketch....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A rose is a rose! Both these pieces are superb. I like this softer pallet and it is a nice diversion from the bright pieces. I'm sure these will sell well, too.

Kristin said...

No, I LOVE the rose - the loose strokes and impression of layers - I really love it! And your sketch and the way you incorporated her is just amazing - I want you to know that I look at decorative napkins in a whole new way because of you!
Studio day for me too - yeah! Have fun and thanks for your sweet note about K! xoxo

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Hi Diane, I love these two pieces and they do compliment each other perfectly. Your girl does have a dreamy romantic look and the colour palette you have chosen suits her as do the roses
Lee:)

Darcy said...

Hello. Omg amazing blog. I will be back for a good look around. X

Gaby Bee said...

Brilliant, Diane! Both pieces are unique and beautiful. I love the way you use colour, it's so vibrant and lively:)

Have a good day,
Gaby

A Dancing Mango said...

Beauuuuuuu ti ful!!
♥Darlene

wanda miller said...

you have been having too much fun, YOU. i left a note on fb and said something about the "grid thing". ...and thought about it later, and hope you know that it was all good, that i meant grids for me get too bogged down with too much "sameness"...nothing to do with your grids. you know i love your work to PIECES! :)) xoxo

Kristin Dudish said...

They compliment each other beautifully (and I think your rose is wonderful - very romantic)!

xo
Kristin

p.s. I love the texture and the knobs in your paintings in the previous post :)

JBeaudetStudios said...

Gorgeous paintings! I love them!! Your rose is beautiful! Love your sketch too...love it all! Jennifer:)

Fallingladies said...

These are wonderfu;! love the colors and your style!

Sandra Foster said...

Wow, these are lovely. I really like the sheet music in there!

Emakesart said...

Beautiful Diane!!! So soft and dreamy and pretty. And I think your rose is perfect as it is!

xoE

~Rasz~ said...

Oh Diane those are both lovely...and I love your rose. The girl is precious and the pieces are great together.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely stunning! I love how you took your sketch and turned her into something miraculous. The companion piece is just perfect! They would look so lovely side by side!

OfficeTYPE said...

Wow, she is just gorgeous!!

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

I love stopping in to visit you! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring!

Juls said...

stunning stunning stunning!!!! Love them both! Hugs Juls

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