Saturday, 14 July 2012

'Flowers in a Mug on a Green Ground'

oil on board
8" x 8"

I spent an hour on this yesterday and about half an hour today and have just this minute put the finishing touches to it. I've used the same subject on the green ground that I used on my last painting on the red ground. I wanted to show how the ground colour directly influences the outcome. The ground colour in this painting was bright lime green which I think gives it a fresher feel. I let the painting do the talking as I worked on it and found myself re-inventing the colour of the mug, changing it from almost black to a more muted blue. I prefer this version because of its freshness and because it's a looser depiction probably because it was executed in half the time. 

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