“A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places.” Paul Gardner
Pink Roses in a Vase, an oil pastel (8.5 x 5.5) was done on a gesso-prepared hardboard. The underpainting background was painted with acrylics and the main medium, oil pastels, were mainly Senneliers (creamy) and Holbein (soft) oil pastels. Tools used to manipulate and spread the OPs were my fingers, clay shapers and a palette knife.
I’m fascinated with 19th century florals, whether they are painted in a traditional style or impressionist, I feel nothing but admiration for those master artists. Their ability to control the details, mix colors and manage the technicals like values and edges, etc. is the reason they are considered the top class of their time. Simply put, their work is fascinating to analyze and learn from.
In the case of my painting, I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Gardner. I was ready to go in and make a few minor adjustments and realized an “interesting place” was achieved so it was time to stop and let it be.
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