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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Signs of Spring


It seems this winter has been dragging on forever. We still have lots of snow and very cold temps. I found a photo I took last Spring of a cluster of white crocuses in my garden and decided to paint it in hopes it would give me that Spring feeling. I used the Uno paper and a few new (to me) techniques. Lots of wet into wet painting, mixing at lot of the colors on the paper instead of my palette, using paper towels and my fingers for texture, etc. I also tried out a few new colors...Warm Sepia and Neutral Tint. This painting is much looser than my usual style and I quite enjoyed it! I may redo this one and try other colors and go for something even more loose.

6 comments:

Jeanette said...

I like these flowers a lot Billie. The background of sepia and green gives a lovely warm earthy feel against the cool of the flowers.

Billie Crain said...

Jeanette, this is certainly a departure from what i usually do. i rarely experiment which is a bad thing but i hate wasting paper. now i have 5 sheets of good but inexpensive paper and i'm having a ball!:D

Stacy said...

Beautiful flowers Billie! Experimenting can be so much fun.

Seeing this really makes me wish it was time for the Spring flowers to poke their heads out. But here in PA it will probably still be a month or more until that happens. sigh.

Billie Crain said...

it's the same here, Stacy. i think the crocus photo was taken last year in late April-early May. I'm just so sick of winter this year i had to do something so why not paint something Spring-like? it helped.:)

Mary said...

This is stunning Billie, your experimenting is very successful!

Billie Crain said...

thank you ,mary!