3.17.2009

Beaverton Farmers' Market GeraniumsTriptych


3- 18"x 36" canvases
acrylic

I was given the opportunity to hang artwork in a local coffee shop but, since my recent paintings have been under 12"x 12" or commissioned pieces, I needed to create something larger for the space.

I spent many Saturdays last spring and summer at the Beaverton Farmers' Market and have been wanting to do a series of paintings from the photos I took, so when the coffee shop owners said they would like "nature and bright colors", I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to paint these bright geraniums from the Farmers' Market!

Because the space is so large, I decided to paint a triptych that could be purchased as a whole or as separate pieces. I really enjoyed painting the three canvases simultaneously and maybe will get adventurous enough to attempt something on the scale of Don Tiller's "Neighbors: The Connection Series" !

The color chart that I made and mentioned in my last post proved to be invaluable. I painted with more confidence, avoided making mistakes that would cost me time, money (for paint!) , and frustration, and found that the color chart was also a tremendous help with the value scale.

9 comments:

monajonescordell said...

BRAVO! I intend to make a trip over to see your paintings. such a private victory to have accomplished it in short time as well:) mona

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is really lovely, Annie!

Karyn Servin said...

Gorgeous painting Annie. Love it!

Hillary said...

At first glance I thought this was a photograph. The colors are beautiful. It great!

The Bee said...

YIKES!
...that is magnificent! What a brilliant and joyful color pallet!
So happy to see such a fine hand and clever eye at work.

Edward Burton said...

Amazing job, Annie! I, too, at first glance thought it was a photograph. Beautiful!

James Parker said...

Annie, I stopped by to offer some super glue for being "cracked up" over sushi. Thanks for stopping by..visit often...the coffee's on. I can't believe I haven't visited you before..Your work is great, and I see so much variety in sizes and subjects. Marvelous. I hopped on your blogwagon and will be looking forward to visiting.

Sheila said...

WOw!!! You must do more larger pieces Annie! This is absolutely fabulous! It really showcases your gift.

r garriott said...

Marveous! I spent a few spring seasons employed in retail greenhouses years ago, and have to say you really caputured the light and feeling exquisitely.

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