Sunday, March 09, 2008

IF: Garden

Here is some wallpaper art that I made a few years ago. I did this one with Painter's impasto and oil brushes on black wood grain. The girl and animals are a bit boring, but I like the look of bright fall colors on black. I might attempt this technique again, but with more interesting characters. It is such a challenge to create depth using only color and size because black flattens everything.

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milo said...

ooh wonderful piece... love the dynamic colors offset by the stark background.. so many goodies in here.. well don

Fourborne said...

The black background makes everything stand out more. Great illo.

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Hi..I guess I'm number 5 of the people who read your blog according to your posts!Lovely work...and I'll keep reading!

Liz Jones said...

Lovely, lovely! That is a delightful garden!

Richard Cardona said...

very striking. nice use of black, and color.

Willie Baronet said...

Carlyn, love how it all fits together. Nice work!

Regina said...

I'm very partial to bright colors against a black background in my own work too. Makes the colors pop! Great illo - full of life's goodness and bounty.

Aspa said...

Very nice painting. Beautifully done. I specially like the bright colors against the black background.

lil kim said...

this is great - the black background really makes the colours pop.

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