Spring Has Sprung

I’ve been on a plant-painting kick lately! I’ve never been much of a girly-girl, but flowers have been finding a way into my life lately, weather I’m painting them, or wearing floral socks, or dreaming about how beautiful Point Reyes is this time of year.

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It’s been so fun to work on some paintings that are bright and happy. I’ve also been making more of an effort to work out my color palette completely before starting ( the website Color Scheme Designer has been invaluable).

Here’s one painting without a predetermined palette:

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It’s okay. But not amazing. Here’s a second go using a palette:

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So much brighter! So much more eye-catching! Even with the weird paint-shadows my scanner is making.

I finished another plant painting last night, but it’s for a show at Light Grey Art Lab next month. Until then, here is a sneak-peek:

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PS, my cat has been taking advantage of all the extra sunshine.

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2 Comments

  1. I really love this set. especially the foot one. the composition and colours are so lovely.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks!

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