The art of brush strokes

Brush strokes within a painting create art

Have you ever studied a painting?  I am sure you have looked at a painting…. but have you ever looked close at the brush strokes that created the painting?  Probably not.  I am not finding fault, I did not look myself, before I started painting.  But now I certainly do.  Because from afar you are just enjoying the painting, and maybe don’t realize the work that went into creating that painting.

Let’s think about how that painting was created.  An artist picked up a brush, dipped it in paint, and swirled it onto a canvas.  Sometimes they used a large brush to cover more of the canvas, and sometimes they used a smaller brush for detail.  No matter what the size of the brush, it was an implement to get the paint on the canvas.

blooming-flowers
a closeup of some flowers.

While the artist used that brush, she also stepped back from the canvas, to see what it looked like overall.  To see how the brush strokes blended.  If they were creating what the artist intended. Because up close the strokes don’t always look like much.

bloomingshrub
a closeup of some shrubs

So hopefully you now realize that it is a little harder than it looks.  Sometimes it works well, and sometimes we have to start over.  Either way, its a wonderful thing to create, and I am so thankful that I get to work these brushstrokes to create art.

blooming
Overall painting with areas shown above, available in my etsy  shoppe

 

 

Day 4 of 30 in 30- In the Spotlight

Day 4- In the spotlight…. That’s what it seemed to me when I saw this flag in the sunlight,  at a local house I saw in my town last summer.  I loved the pretty purple flowers growing rebelliously with no order in front of the house.  How I love that look!  When a garden blooms riotously with so much color!

I always say that lighting can make a painting, and here is a perfect example.  The sunlight filters in on the house and flowers, and even the flag.  Hence the name “in the spotlight”

This one will be available in my etsy shoppe.

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