Friday, September 30, 2011

Poppies And Paint Party Friday!

"Poppies"
mixed media on 11x14 wrapped canvas

Its Friday again my friends and I can hardly believe another week got by me! I haven't done too much creating this week but I was able to finish a canvas that had been staring at me for a couple of months. This piece actually came out of a panic attack believe it or not. lol So glad I can laugh about it now. I had the background done which is a layer of collage paper and I covered it with raw umber, then some titanium white on top with some sap green along the bottom. All I was sure of was that I wanted to do an abstract landscape.

Typically I shy away from bold colors but I thought about doing red flowers against the green. Last Sunday I started to feel anxious which is happening more often since losing bosco. So I ran and grabbed the canvas and some alizarin crimson, white, and more green. I just started slapping it around not minding that it was imperfect. I wasn't even going for poppies, I didn't know what I was doing until I stopped.

I really like the pop of the crimson against the white with that raw umber peeking through and then of course against the green its very bold. I don't often take this many different shots of a painting but I wanted to try and share the texture with you. I am loving the texture from the layer of paper and the paint.


So this is what I am sharing over at Paint Party Friday this week! And in case you missed yesterday's post, my blog is looking different because of a blogger template mishap! lol I am not sure yet what I will do with it but I am satisfied for now :)
xo

23 comments:

  1. Wow is fantastic!!!Congrats Cathy!!
    Hugs and happy weekend!

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  2. Sometimes it really helps to hit the canvas to help work out 'stuff' in our lives outside the studio. Glad you found it with Alizarin Red. :)

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  3. This is awesome Cathy. Love the style, the colours, the texture, the background, everything. Beautiful work. :D

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  4. This poppies paintings is just absolutely gorgeous!
    Wonderful layers and composition!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  5. Gorgeous and sooooo creative ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and HPPF ^_^

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  6. I love that it's full of color! YAY color!! Good job Cath! :-)

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  7. Great textures and layers! It's great when we take a bold step in another direction! Have a great weekend! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  8. Far out I LOVE this painting! A lot!
    Beautiful work Cathy!

    xo

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  9. It works so well. Powerful piece :)

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  10. Yes, it's good to get out what your feeling on the inside--and how beautiful it is--I know that this helps a LOT!

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  11. The texture of this is absolutely wonderful! I love the red you decided to go with... the perfect complement to the green! You have a gift for transforming your sadness and anxiety into beauty :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  12. This is great, especially considering it came from a panic attack. When all else fails, start splashing paint.

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  13. Fabulous textural piece of art. Love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  14. wow. wait. i love this.

    i LOVE this.

    i'm really inspired.
    what other awesome stuff is on this blog? now i'm going to stalk it mercilessly!
    xx, a

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  15. WOW! This is amazing! Love the color at the bottom and the textural field at the top! I think this may my favorite of your work! POP ART MINIS

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  16. Hope you are well Cathy! Poppies are my favourite and ooooh these are delightful!
    Great work.
    ManonX

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  17. This is my fav poppy piece of all time!

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  18. I love the pop of red against the white too! It makes the painting so bold...but, also soft in the way you created the poppies. I love that contrast. Beautiful!!

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  19. Wow this is fantastic!!! So fun that you didn't even know till you stopped it was poppies! Way cool!!!!!Deb

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  20. This is gorgeous! Rich colors and fascinating texture . . . really quite lovely.

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