Saturday, December 29, 2012

How The Rose Painting Developed

A painting has to start somewhere once there is an idea. For my process I do an under-painting, Although I most often use burnt umber or sienna I used purple for this image. I rather like it, do you?

Sometimes I would like to stop at this point. Well, I pushed it by adding some color glazing in the example to the right.

Then I made the addition of some transparent white giving solidity to the background and the flowers. More glazes were applied over the white additions in the example to the right.

This example to the left has been warmed up with additional glazes.

Then the details were refined and final glazes were applied. When dry into the frame it went. A wedding gift to Nick and Megan Kucharski.

"Rose Bouquet" 
Acrylic 11  X 14 inches
All images copyrighted by Sherry Lee Patterson and cannot be reproduced without specific written permission of the artist.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunflower Series On Display

He we are folks! The three works of my sunflower series are on display in the Kishwaukee Valley Art League Group Traveling Show in "the gallery in the making" at  Home Bound Healthcare located on Bethany Road, Sycamore Illinois open 8 to 5 weekdays. The work is not traveling; various KVAL artists will rotate work in or out every three months. Current work is on display until the end of August.

Single flower centered on canvas. Yellow flower with red, orange and yellow on the background leaves.
Sunflower From Sue's
 I am very excited to be showing all three pieces in the same venue.  I like each composition for different reasons, but a common factor is the interesting shapes in the negative space. Other Images are lurking just under the surface as in some of my other paintings, but have not shown themselves clearly.
Yellow flowers with natural green leaves against a blue sky
Two Sunflowers from Sues's

Grouping of three flowers seen from below. Yellow flowers with green stems against an asure summer sky.
Sunflowers Three
 "Sunflowers Three" finally made it to an exhibit and has been declared done. These three paintings may provide a launching pad for derivative works and I may continue on to four, five and six flower groupings. Actually sketches are in the beginning stage. Like many of you my full time job limits my time for my art work. I always laugh and say I am like a turtle crossing the toll way. Just keep trucking along one foot at a time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A long time ago this winter scene was given to friends. I recently got the photo from them. All my documentation of works before 1988 was lost in a house fire. Most of my personal collection was too. This was like seeing an old friend. Thanks Danny.

Today is a day of nostalgia. May 16, 1964 was a wedding day. Since it was mine it is in the memory banks. So is that marriage! 48 years ago. I cannot believe it! Where has all the time gone? We lasted 25+ years. I thought they were good. The past 23 years have not all been bad. I was in a nightmare for a while, but woke up one day in DeKalb, IL and realized I was not looking at the world through gray colored glasses anymore. The nightmare has been behind me for quite a while. New life, new friends. Not where I thought I was going, but where I am at is not too bad. The friends I have made along the way made the journey successful and rewarding.

May 16th is also my youngest grand daughter's birthday. Kayla is 6 or 7. Bad grandma loses track. But life goes on. What began in love 48 years ago still is moving on in the universe!

So to friends, to family  to life! The journey is exciting.