Monday, July 2, 2012

"Plumbago" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Plumbago"

© Nora Kasten

Oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas  (11-1/2"x11-1/2")   July 1, 2012

"Just to be painting is my goal right now and I'm certainly surprised how each painting turns out.  I might be able to salvage this painting but have decided not to and just take the lessons learned to go on to the next one.

"Plumbago" was created totally with the palette knife to give me the loose, impressionistic look that I'm after . . . .  .  that's ok.   The big problem here is too many values when 4 or 5 would have been best to create a dramatic "center of interest" that I always strive for.  

The excitement and joy of painting again at this stage in my life is most refreshing.  It is a new beginning though and I'm having to relearn or remember so much that used to be second nature to me."


9 comments:

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Elizabeth Chapman said...

I LOVE it!!!....just as it is! Good to see you painting and enjoying it again!!

Gina F. said...

Whan an absolutely gorgeous painting.

Carol Blackburn said...

It is lovely, Nora....there is something about violet flowers, no matter what type, that is uplifting.

martinealison said...

Je suis très heureuse de savoir que de nouveau vous ressentiez ce besoin de peindre... Un renouveau, c'est un bon mot...
Ce bouquet est un bon starter. Le parfum et l'éclat des couleurs enivrent tout mon écran !

Chez nous en France le Plumbago est de couleur bleu pâle... http://www.jardins-interieurs.com/v3/plante.php?id_plante=129#.T_JkLhedBO8

Gros bisous

Rui Luo said...

The violet flowers look so great ! oil paintinggives us a colorful life .

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