Tulips II

8 10 2011

Tulips II

Acrylic painting on fiberboard

100 x 50 cm

October 8, 2011

It is my 2nd painting this year and it looks different from the  last one. I decided to leave the contour lines and paint them with some more black. The brush strokes are smoother than my first tulips. I also thought I would try plain background, since I think it looks more artificial and 2dimensional.

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Tulips I

30 08 2011

Tulips I
Acrylic painting on fiberboard
70 x 100cm
2011

(For larger view, click on the photo.)

For me, a flower is the  face of a plant and this painting is like another portraiture.

I always liked flowers because of their colors. I especially like them when they are fully bloomed or when they are starting to wilt, when the petals start to curl out.





Rose 24 Austrian Copper Rose

29 09 2010

Rosa Eglanteria var. punicea

The 7th in the series “Hommage to Redouté”

Finished: September 28, 2010

Technique, Materials & Size: Tambourwork, cotton thread and ultramarine blue/burnt umber/white acrylic paint on linen canvas, 30cm x4 0cm





Rose 132 Italian Damask Rose

6 09 2010

Rosa Damascena Italica

This is the second in the series of Redouté Roses.

Technique, Materials & Size: Tambourwork, Thread and Burnt Umber acrylic paint on canvas, 30cm x 40cm

Finished: Sept. 6, 2010





Frühlingsmorgen (Spring morning)

2 09 2010

Sepia Conté on Pastel Paper (30 x 40cm)





Rose 36 Marbled Rose

1 09 2010

Rosa alba Regalis

This is the first of the series. Click on the photo to view the large format.

The artwork should be viewed with light coming from the sides, because the relief effect produced by the embroidery defines the darkest shade. If the light falls directly in front of the painting, the subject is not clear.

Started: August 12, 2010

Finished: August 29, 2010

# of hours:  17 hours

Materials: acrylic paint and metallic thread on cotton fabric

Dimensions: 30cm x 40cm

Techniques: tambourwork





Shanti

28 01 2010

Shanti is the ancient Sanskrit word for peace.

Hydrangea symbolizes friendship and understanding, the butterfly symbolizes new life or new beginning.

The small flowers are difficult to interpret in embroidery. I think I will do them in cut-out silk held by frenchknots or beads. The leaves will be a sampler of different stitches.

Half of the butterfly wings will be wired and detached. The grass will be the same as the Shalom iris-variety of yarns and ribbons. The helmet will not be padded, but might be of the same appliquéd material.

Shanti (watercolor)








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