February 5, 2012

Fuchsia for One

                                                        

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As I'm still on that hot pressed paper journey, and confess to following Julie Collins wonderful book. It's the way I learn, the only  way I learned every single thing about painting... BOOKS !
Books and practice, you can read all the books you want but if you don't put it into practice then it will stay right in the book. 
    I know an artist (online) who grows fuchsia plants, so when I saw this it was a 'must do' . . BJ

15 comments:

  1. This really is a technicolour joy. I love the strong shapes and subtle blending going on. nice one!

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  2. Wow, really beautiful! It looks like a ballerina!

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  3. Yes Judy, your right,that's what I've heard it called before..

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  4. Barbra, this is so most beautiful!!!!

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  5. Beautiful! Very delicate looking. I've yet to try hot press. No clue what the difference would be. I actually love using 400 cold press. Great texture for some of the old junkers I paint, plus I don't have to tape it down. One less step! Yeah.

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  6. Jerry, thank you . Maybe this convinces you that I am first a flower painter. It's what I love to paint..
    Sooz, HP is very smooth, the paint lays on top as opposed to Cp where it is absorbed into the paper.. BJ

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  7. If I didn't know better, I'd think you are gearing up for a show, my friend! Another lovely piece that shows your always delicate hand.

    Wanted to let you know I am back on Blogspot (can't remember if you've visited since I started anew over here). Just click my name on this comment to track down the new blog.

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  8. Barbra Joan, this is beautiful and shows your master touch. I love the way you positioned the flower on the paper and your display with the mannequin is charming.

    I like hot press paper for doing people, something I learned in a Ted Nuttal workshop. I can see how it will be wonderful with your florals.

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  9. This is exquisite! Such beautiful colours and vibrancy! Love it Barbra and I'm so glad you are well again :0)

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  10. Lovely BJ. hope you are feeling good now! love,Diana

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  11. With the flying petals, it looks like a dancer! The colors are so very much in harmony, just as the flower itself Barbra!

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  12. This is stunning BJ. As you know I'm a big Fuchsia fan so this absolutely hits the spot for me. :)

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  13. Sandra , Diana yes I'm feeling so much better every day.
    Padmaja, thank you , and John yes, I know you like Fuchsia and thanks for the correct spelling !!

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  14. Lovely painting Barbra Joan, I'm on a cold press wc paper journey. From 140 to 300lb. lots of fun. I do have some hot press, your fuchsia painting is truly well done.

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  15. I love art books too - but I think how one paints mostly comes from inside and you certainly have that too! These pantings are lovely!

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