Monday, 16 May 2011

The Gift.

Yesterday I carried on down the abstract route.
I simplified a vase and flowers by making a contour drawing.
That is, an outline drawing of the edges of the flower mass and the edges of the vase. That's all.
Then I studied shadows and colour and simplified them.
This is what I came up with:


The Gift






28 comments:

  1. Love the lose soft abstract here and in the last few paintings. Just enough detail in the flowers to draw the imagination.

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  2. Thanks, Dors.
    I really like this one.. you can tell, because I gave it a name! Glad you like it too :) xx

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  3. This is very nice, Pat. Love the reflection. Just the right amount of abstract to keep my attention:) A little Charles Reid-ish perhaps ?

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  4. Thanks, Michael!
    uh-oh, don't know him.. is this another book to buy? :lol:

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  5. LOL. Just put them all on your Amazon wishlist for now and make a few hints around next birthday/Christmas !

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  6. I like this Pat. I like the simplicity and the non-fussiness. I also like the reflection too :0)

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  7. good idea, Michael! Will do that :)

    Thanks Sandra. I'm quite enamoured of it too :) xx

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  8. Simple and stylish! I like the reflection too!
    My book wishlist is growing. ;-)

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  9. I LOVE this.. I wish I had the courage to paint like this. Yu have acheived a great piece.

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  10. I think you learned much from the book on abstracts,Pat, this work is wonderful. I loved it. Congratulations! xx

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  11. This is just beautiful Pat. I love the creamy simplicity of it. Quite magical.xx

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  12. Dear Pat,
    First, CONGRATS!! Beautiful and simplified info speaks very well. I love the mood of this painting. Second, biiiig hugs!! I'm sure it requires a big courage to make a leap. Friend, you made it. Let us celebrate it and let us move onto a future. Yey~~~!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  13. I like very much this way of painting, Pat. To me, your flowers are really beautiful. Ciao!

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  14. Works really well. Simple and quite calming!

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  15. It is very soft and pretty.I am glad that you aren't getting too wild here with your abstract experiments. You know what I mean.

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  16. It is so pretty. Job well done. Have a nice day.

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  17. Thanks, Judy! I'm sure you'll love it if you buy it :) xx

    Thanks Prabal. I surprised myself with this - and I love it too :) xx

    Thanks, Anamaria - glad you loved it xx

    Cheers, June. It does have a magical feel to it :) xx

    Sadami, you always make me smile! We'll toast in elderflower cordial :) xx

    Thanks Tito. Glad you think its beautiful xx

    Thanks Sharon. It has that feel, but took a lot of thought! xx

    I know what you mean Tonya.. but I may go wild yet! ahhahahaa *hugs* xx

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  18. Thanks Willow . We x- posted xx

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  19. It's wonderful Pat, love the reflections and the soft colors!

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  20. Thanks Maria. I love the reflections too :) xx

    Thanks Penny. :) xx

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  21. I love watercolour used in this way because it brings out the character of the medium - great work !

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  22. Beautiful Pat!! I really, REALLY like that. :)

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  23. Thanks Ann, I think its great too ! :) xx

    Thanks Crystal, pretty neat, huh? :) xx

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  24. Pat was fantastic.
    I love the colors you choose and work with white.
    When working with abstraction the figure begins to lie flat even built into perspective.
    You got Pat, congratulations!!!
    I am very happy :)

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  25. Thanks, Nil.
    I am so happy that you like what I've done, because I love your work.
    When you see beauty in this, I know I am on the right track in this technique.
    *hugs* xx

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