Thursday, 20 March 2014

Magnolia Makeover

I have once again turned to Karlyn Holman techniques to study as I really enjoy her methods of just going for it, have some fun in the process and push a piece to create something unique. Rather than start a whole new work I went through my huge pile of paintings and chose a Magnolia painting from last year. At the time I was happy with it but now I could see the opportunity of pushing it further and did not care if it went over the edge. I am really pleased with adding to the background shapes, texture and colour but did nothing to the flowers themselves and now I think the blooms really sing.
Magnolia Makeover
57cm x 38cm
425gsm Saunders Cold Press Paper



11 comments:

  1. Great idea to add this background!!! It really makes the blossoms stand out even more. Nicely done!

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  2. WOW, I would not have thought they could get any better. Love the textures you added :)

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  3. What a difference. They were beautiful before but the painting has now got drama. Love it.

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  4. Fantastic Lorraine. This takes your original lovely idea to a whole new level. More complex with lots more interest on a deeper level for the viewer. Helping the viewer to linger longer on your beautiful piece. Thanks for the tip on Karlyn Holman.

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  5. They were beautiful before but now they are special! Great job Lorraine!

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  6. Lorraine - absolutely beautiful...I love the green background - you are so right these tulips really sing now. Inspires me to pull out some paintings I think could use a little something more. Have a great day.

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  7. Wow Lorraine! What a difference a makeover makes! The perfect push.

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  8. What a great and bold idea, Lorraine. Definitely the right move - love what you did!

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  9. Oh yes, what a huge difference. Very delicate before but striking now ! Incredible how one's eye can change in one year .

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  10. Thanks everyone, its great to have the courage to just try, Jane is so right about the difference a year makes

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  11. What a transformation Lorrraine! Very lively and colorful ! :)

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