Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet, Acrylic on Paper, 10"x9", $250
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.