Playing in the garden

"spring garden" acrylic on canvas, 12x36", $295 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Continuing with the acrylic on canvas paintings that I made a few weeks ago, today I am showing the progression of another new piece titled “Spring Garden” (above). This was another piece that started with bright stripes of bold, spring colors all drippy and messy as I spread the paint on outdoors.

work in progress, image #1 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image #2 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image #3 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

I really enjoyed working with these bright spring-like colors, especially after the long cold winter. They just felt lively and fresh!

work in progress, image #4 - detail (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image #5 - detail (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image #6 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

The new ferns sprouting in the garden inspired me to paint the curved, organic details on the surface – followed by some white, followed by more black and then it suddenly seemed too dark and bold for a “garden” piece of art. I toned it down with more white paint followed by a floral stamp, again in white.

detail of "spring garden" (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Aaah! That’s more like it! I really like the bright colors peeking out here & there, just like they do in really life.  I hope you are enjoying the milder temperatures and bursts of color that come with spring…don’t forget to take a moment to soak it all in and smile. 🙂

Lynne

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