Bloom

Painting is very much an emotional experience for me.  Time stands still.  Being the all or nothing person that I am, once the palette knife touches the canvas, I don’t stop painting until the piece is finished. I enjoy taking photos of the painting process.  It is fascinating to look back and see how it all came to be.

It is Fall and Fall makes me dream of sunflowers…

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I rarely use paint brushes… I use a palette knife 90% of the time.
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The beginning…
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Adding color!
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There is nothing better than thick layers of paint!
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The second sunflower begins to take form…
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Adding detail and wrapping paint around the edges.
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Creating leaves…
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Final touches…
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A few last tweaks!
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And she is complete!

 Tending to my soul sets the tone for my entire day and a beautiful day it was…

Live Artistically YOU

♥Roda

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Flourish

Painting fills me with so much joy! When I create, time stands still.  I think of nothing, yet I feel everything.  I call this painting, “Flourish”. This painting will be part of an upcoming project, which I will share more details about in the near future.  I feel blessed to have the opportunity and am very excited to watch this creative endeavor come to fruition.

I log my creative progress, through photos, as I paint.  I enjoy looking back and watching the creative magic unfold!  Here is a peek at the creative journey of “Flourish”…♥

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“Flourish”

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Final piece – Photo taken in natural light.

Be Artistically YOU!

♥Roda

Radiance

I am extremely excited to complete another piece in my sunflower series!  I am very critical about my work and thrive on constructive criticism.  Yet, I have to say, when I put my palette knife down and stepped back , I was very pleased with the final outcome of this painting.   I am not sure I am going to be able to let this one go!  Enjoy the creative process of “Radiance”.

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The beginning…
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Adding the flower center
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Adding flower petals

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Layering

 

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Adding detail
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Almost there!
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“Radiance”

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Be Artistically YOU!

♥Roda