Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Strawberry Tart {a daily painting}

Strawberry Tart – 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm) – Oil Canvas Panel

Today I was working on a 20” x 16” painting and when stepping back from it I noticed that my painting was way too tight for my liking. So with an effort I tried to achieve the painterly affect I so value in other artist’s work, like Karin Jurick and Julian Merrow-Smith while continuing to work on this larger painting.

Later this afternoon when I started this painting, a constant thought in my mind was to keep the brushstrokes loose. Because the goal was to keep things loose, I paid more attention to value, capturing the value changes in the main shapes, and using color and value to convey the information where it was most important.


Anonymous said...

I like this painting a lot - looks ready to eat to me! Also like your play with warm and cool, and complimentary colors with a twist! I like both this one and your other ones - so don't worry about being loose - your style will shine through if you allow it to!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thank you Anna :) You have brought a big smile to my face, your words of encouragement mean a lot to me.

Kerri Settle said...

Looks yummy! Your brushstrokes definitely look juicy and work great with this subject.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Kerri, the tart was especially yummy, I ate it right after the painting was completed. I think it tasted better because I had just spent a few hours intently looking at it :)