“Sunburst In Color Yellow” is Art You Love by Elizabeth Traub
When I attended the Seattle Art Institute I was required, as part of my program, to take a painting class. It started out well. Painting color pallets, learning about colors gradation, tertiary colors and how to use brush and paints. It them moved onto advertising and colors used in marketing. We had a project to pull and add from a magazine and duplicate the colors pallet. I got a solid “A” on this project.
Then the first real painting project was given. We had three weeks to meet the required specifications. We then placed our canvases at the front of the class to be critiqued. All the paintings lined up. Straight strokes of the brush. Beautiful pieces and then mine. Mine looked like a four year old painting it. My brain could not duplicate or meet the specifications. It was there in front the class I was told I should never paint again. He was right. I should not paint the style in which he presented. I won two art contests in grade school with painting. I kept painting.
I painted this sunflower. I asked myself if I “blurred my eyes” what do I see. It was this same teacher that would tell you to blur your eyes and blink your eyes quickly. This is what your client will see. (My program was Advertising & Graphic Design) What I see is a beautiful sunflower. I love this piece the most as it is the closest to looking like something familiar I have ever painted. I have painted for clients for years. Kids are easy. Painting a fire engine is straight lines and boxes. Painting murals with loose visuals, how can you go wrong. This piece is more like splashed on the paint, mixed it up, let it dry and added in more, covered up mistakes, brush stokes, the end of the brush strokes and tonight this piece was finished. I love it. This piece I would put in my kitchen, my bathroom or a little nook area. I edited into rooms for a better look and wowsers bowsers I love this.
Stay tuned as I used some mix media with this piece and created a series of beautiful abstract sunflowers.
This piece can be ordered in custom sizes in a beautiful Gallery Wrapped Print.
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