Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Poppy-Microcosmos

I will have to talk to you about how these three paintings came to life. I painted a poppy painting big size, with watercolor, didn't like it, cut it in many little ATC cards, took three of those little "cropped" details and painted them "big" again. It is rather abstract, but I still see the poppies, in a way... I'll show you the little cropped cards later...


Size: 40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 in)




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18 comments:

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Your work is beautiful....glad I found your art blog.

human being said...

what a creative process...
and the outcome is so beautiful and impressive...
love them...

sukipoet said...

Interesting how these evolvd. I love the close up abstractions.

Patricia said...

I love this idea and will pass it along to my monoprint group!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love the first one. I love the colors you use in all of them.

Jessie Lilac said...

Cropping is fun and it can really give dynamism to a composition like you've done here! I love the luminosity of the watercolour too! What is it with me and long words today? ;)

Lynn said...

I love your paintings and it's fun to cut up a larger picture to make smaller better ones. I learned this is my art class! I did it myself for ATCs as well. Fun fun fun. Your's of course have your polished talented look to them!

Clevelandgirlie said...

That is a wonderful "exercise" - to take a large picture/image/painting, etc. and chop it up and reproduce a smaller piece as a piece in it's entirety. These are gorgeous!

Artist Unplugged said...

Very beautiful and loved hearing how they came about. Enjoyed your bugs too!

Genie said...

Hi Andrea,
you know poppies are my favourites,
lovely work
Jean

katie jane said...

This is exactly what my art teacher tried to get us to do in the art classes I took last winter! I guess I didn't get it, because mine didn't look this good. I love these and I really like the colors you use.

aimee said...

a great way to make atc cards! super idea!

Martine said...

I too can see the poppys Andrea.
Cropped beauty.
XXXm

San said...

Juicy, Andrea. Sometimes I will look at a digital image of a detail of one of my paintings and think, hey, that's a painting in and of itself. I've thought about painting them "big" again but haven't acted on the impulse. One of these days...

Kim said...

Oh Andrea, this is fantastic. I think maybe you have the ticket here about a good way for you to work. I love everything about these pieces...the colors are delicious, truly juicy! The compositions are wonderful and I am sure the cutting up of the first painting was the key here. The lines are perfect. I love it all! Maybe you have found your working method!

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

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