Tuesday, September 23, 2008

See you in September

"See you in September" 22" x 15" private collection
Day two of "yellow" week...this painting was done
at a time in the season when sunflowers were at their
peak...I love painting that way...what's available.
There was a comment linked to yesterday's post
asking if I mask or paint negatively...I've taught some
workshops on this technique and I always say:
"There is nothing negative about negative painting!"
...so there is the answer...alot of negative painting.
I love the way it makes the foreground pop...and if you
are careful with your transparent pigments you can build
up quite a few layers. The lily buds in the upper right hand corner
of this painting were done that way as well.


Marilyn Farrell Webberley said...

Annelein, I have just found your site via Karin Juirck's "Different Strokes" site. Your work is delightful!
All the best,

Carol Feldman said...

Annelein, I just wanted to tell you I really like your entry for the latest Karin Jurick challenge, and I anjoy seeing your watercolors here!
Warm Regards, Carol

A Brush with Color said...

Beautiful! Sunflowers always remind me of Italy and miles of yellow fields...ahhhhh.

Anonymous said...

Annelein, I see what your up to in your Yellow Week with the " last week of Red " peeking through in the upper right hand corner !! Again, I can never get enough of your sunflowers. I like what you said about painting what's available. I can help make up your mind as to what to paint when stuck. ( what do I paint now !!! )