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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kelly - Painting 33

(Oil Pastel, 9x12 Sennelier Oil Pastel Paper)

"Gold Daffodils in Pink" was another experiment. I wanted to see how dark and rich I could take the color using the Sennelier oil pastels, and I wanted a blurry lushness I could get lost in, so I slathered the pigment on in waves and used a smudge stick to blend and blur. These daffodils are from my front yard. It was grey and cold and snowing, but the flowers were working their hardest to brighten things up. I snipped a few and brought them inside so their gold color would glow and fill the room with spring.


dora said...

Nice job Kelly! It has an ethereal quality with the smudged, glowing colors.

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meliz said...

The lush warm rich colors are a treat in contrast to the massive chunks of snow accumulating over my brave daffodil shoots. I like the peeks of blue that give it depth.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Nice color choices- the strong background really makes the yellows pop!