One of the techniques that I have been exploring for some time is the use of line in a painting. I have discovered that there are as many ways to use lines as there are artists to do so. It is really easy to over-do the quantity and weight of lines. Some artists whose line work I especially like are Angus Wilson, Roger Akesson, and Britt Freda. Each of them use lines in a distinctive way that adds to the quality and originality of their work.
In this painting, I wanted the lines to give a sense of energy and liveliness to the flowers without getting fussy. I think I was able to get that.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.