Saturday, September 1, 2012

playing around- Concetta Flore

I'm trying not to be too perfectionist so I decided do go ahead with the shadows, though realizing there were fair chances that the ancient paper I was using (Fabriano 1947) would be too brittle for their softness (I was playing with the composition, mostly) and for tones in general... So it was, I'll start again on better paper.
The lime trees here are giving away their lovely seeds and I'd always wanted to paint them.

14 comments:

  1. To me the painting is gorgeous! I love seed pods, and you've captured their beauty.

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  2. I agree. You handle the light in a fantastic way!

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  3. Exquisite, indeed. Breathtaking. In North America these are called Linden trees or boxwood. Another of my favorite time for these trees is in the late Springtime, when the white flowers that preceded these lovely seeds fill the air with their sweet aroma.

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  4. Very beautiful, Concetta...they look so alive. I love the shadows...and they're also called American Lime Tree! I've got one out by my studio.

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    1. Hey, thank you all, honestly- I left the real seed pods on the paper when I took the picture- you aren't thinking I've painted them so perfecly ,aren't you? :)

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    2. Not at all, Concetta! That added a lot to the photo, but we could tell which were yours and which were "real." Yours sing...

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    3. thanks so much Kate, what a beautiful comment.

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  5. in shadows is held secret of all visual objects!!!

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  6. Sing indeed! Beautiful studies, Concetta!

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  7. You drawings are much better than the originals Concetta! Lovely.

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  8. P.S. my office mate just told me that this tree is also called basswood. It's what he uses to build ship models.

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