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Friday, April 11, 2008
. . . copied spring colors . . .
I painted this specifically for my dining room. I deconstructed and then reconstructed an old framed painting that I never really liked very much, inspired by the contents of the urn sitting on the table. Last fall I had the dining room walls painted with Benjamin Moore's new Aura paint in wenge, a rich deep brown. It is especially nice with all the white woodwork in the room. But it needed a pop of color, so spring green was the theme. And despite a forecast of snow tonight, the daffodils & magnolia are blooming and the grass is greening up, so spring is imminent.
This is a picture of the entire painting up close. . . lots of texture, lots of different shades and tones of green and yellow . . . kind of a blurry picture. . .
and here's a real close up of one of my favorite sections of the painting. It's a little dark -- it's a dark and gloomy day here and the lighting for this close-up was tricky. I used a self-made leaf stamp (made out of plumbing gasket material) in some places. You can see just a bit of the stamp in the upper left corner of this shot. I also added a bit of bronze here and there for a glimmer.