Friday, January 22, 2010

Little Light

This little 6"x6" painting was for last month's "Girls Just Wanna Paint" Challenge...It's the only time I paint this small, but I have to say, it's been a good experience. Because I'm not accustomed to painting real small sizes, I made my own little challenge up and decided I wouldn't use any small brushes...well, I do start with a large round and I keep with that for the most part. I have used smaller brushes, but not tiny...I just don't want the image to get "uptight..." an easy thing to do.

21 comments:

jbchicoine said...

Most of what I paint is small--with small brushes (0-000 sometimes as large as a 1 or 2). I ennvy your loose un-upthight brush strokes.

Very nice rendition...

jbchicoine said...

Most of what I paint is small scale, with small brushes (0-000, sometimes as large as 2-3). I envy your loose, un-uptight brush strokes.

Very nice rendition.

jbchicoine said...

Most of what I paint is small scale, with small brushes (0-000, sometimes as large as 2-3). I envy your loose, un-uptight brush strokes.

Very nice rendition.

Manon Doyle said...

Even though it's small .... it's beautiful!!! Do I see dioxazine purple in there? lol

Sheila said...

Happy New Year Paula! Have you started you one person show yet? Please post some photos of your paintings in the gallery!

I love this painting by the way. I'd like to see more in this style.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice to see your work again, Paula.
This little piece sings!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is wonderful, Paula. Love the broad expanses of color from using large brushes.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks everyone...and welcome jb...perhaps I should try the little brushes as yet another challenge to see where they take me without getting caught up in details...and Manon...dioxazine purple? Of course! Sheila...my show started January 2 and runs through Feb 28...it's a long stretch but a lovely location...nice to hear from you Carol and Elizabeth! Paint on!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I'm so glad you don't paint tight. I'm not used to seeing this warmer palette in your work -- very nice.

Linny D. Vine said...

Paula, this is a lovely little gem - full of light and warmth!

Michelle said...

Oooh...I love the Arts & Crafts lamp and the nice complementary colors. Just read Manon's comment about the purple...lol. You always need a dash a purple!

artslice said...

Love the dark lines and color! So glad to see what you've been up to. Also love your Christmas card, it is a beauty :) Happy weekend, Paula.

Deborah Ross said...

Nice! You are so great with colors, Paula....and always a little purple.

Yvonne Bakale said...

You are a wonderful colorist!

Cannery Painters said...

I love your color sense Paula, this is wonderful!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Paula, not only do I love ths painting (one of my favorites) I ADORE your new banner painting.

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks everyone...you guys are awesome!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

put that sweet little painting of the flour sack up here, too. I get as much mileage as I can out of each one :D

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Paula, I would definitely post all the Challenge paintings - they are awesome! I know, I know, you only have 24 hours in a day! :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Hey Paula!... First visit to your blog. "I" share Linny's view- a real gem!

I love the colour... but am especially drawn to the unique compositional qulaities of all of your work... as in this piece and your Xmas card design.

I'm a Follower for sure!

Good Painting!
Bruce Sherman