Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Recent Paintings

 
 
 
 

When you are learning to paint, who have to try the basics so I decided to try some still life and tried somethings I had near by like kitchen utensils. I love how Charles Reid introduces some to these to his flower compositions. As I was imitating one of his paintings, Big Bouquet, I realized how he framed some of his flowers with small but deep green leaves around his roses. I get a real kick out of imitating his work because I learn so much by doing. I am so thrilled to be learning from a master even if indirectly. Maybe one of these days it will all come together.
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1 comment:

Lil said...

Elba, your paintings are so beautiful! It's so fun to see what you are doing next--- thank you for continuing to post them! I hope you get as much enjoyment in painting as I do gazing on them. / Lil