Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nasturtiums {a new small floral painting}



{6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) – oil on gessoed panel}
Framed painting: $225.00 + S&H

I am sometimes inspired to explore and experiment with paint handling techniques. I liken it to choosing to drive home by a new route and learning something new about the community I live in, maybe I get to see some beautiful gardens, or learn about a park, or even realize that this new route is better than the way I have always gone before.

For this painting, I decided to try working on a gessoed masonite panel, which has a slippery smooth surface versus the rough “toothy” linen surface I typically favor. Working on this smooth surface was much like trying to spread whipped butter across a glass plate, a challenge but a fun experience because I was able to accomplish a juicy lush paint finish that is not possible when working on linen. So I think trying this again will be a good idea to see how far I can push this technique.

Do you ever mix it up? I hope this inspires you to try something new. Sometimes a change brings about some wonderful results…

{here is the painting framed}


Jillian said...

Liz, this painting is just lovely. I am enjoying all your paintings of floral arrangements. They are one of my favorite things to paint as well.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...


I am so happy to hear you also like painting floral arrangements, don't the bring joy to our lives?