March 28, 2008

(140) White Roses
8 x 10, oil
In today's painting, my focus was in pre-mixing the shadow and light colors, as suggested by my friend Frank Gardner. To see how he organizes his palette, click here. One of the reasons artists choose to pre-mix colors is because once the decisions have been made, the artist can switch from thinking to doing, from planning to spontaneously placing the paint on the canvas. Ken Auster calls this the dance between "intellect and passion."
"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness"...Eckhart Tolle


Frank Gardner said...

Wow! You got some really nice colors there Faye. Nice clean values and a strong pattern of light and shadow. Do you think that exercise helped out?
I'm glad I checked in to see this one.

FCP said...

I do think it is an important exercise, and no one explains it better than you--and I thank you for that.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...


This is beautiful! I've started reading Frank Gardner's Blog and have found a lot of great advice and information.

Thanks for sharing,

Edward B. Gordon said...

wonderful painting, perfect, and thank you for the link !

all the very best

yours Edward