Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Peachy Rose



We are nearing a finale with the seemingly neverending book project, it has already gone thru its first set of major revisions, (way less text and bigger images) and I expect minor things like punctuation finessing from here on in. I see light at the end of the tunnel!

This weekend I'm teaching a two day workshop called "Fast and Fearless Fruit" on the North Fork of Long Island, way out there in a beautiful town called Greenport. The focus will be on technique and translating value to color, rather than on drawing, using very simple shapes. The best way for me to practice for demo-ing is to paint something with a complex form in 15 minute segments, using big brushes. Roses make a perfect subject for this exercise. I set up a white rose on a white background in my studio and did a slew of quick studies, using various color combinations...here's one.

Peachy Rose
Acrylic on Canvas 6x6"

7 comments:

suzannepaints said...

Beautiful. So good you're back. Lovely work

zola la france said...

I love seeing your work. Can you tell us what size brush you use to accomplish this? Thanks

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks suzanne - and Zola! I use a 2" synthetic brush - if you go to http://www.mollicastudio.com/htmlpages/supplylist.html you;ll see a picture of the brushes

Jerry Stocks said...

This is a beautiful painting, and I can't wait to see the book. Can I order one directly from you so that you can autograph it? After two respiratory infections in four months, my doctor has advised me to switch from oils to acrylics. So I really need your book.

artes de luiz correia said...

ola patti mollica amo seu trabalho, ele passa uma sensação de liberdade e de soltura, meus parabens.

Angie said...

Oh you're back!! I love that meaty looking rose.

Patti Mollica said...

Jerry - thanks - so sorry to hear about the health issues. A lot of people are making the switch to acrylics because of the hazards associated with oil paint solvents. There is much to explain - I will address that in a blog next week, about OPEN Acrylic products, which stay "wet" 10 times longer than traditional acrylics so you can blend and re-work. My book won't be out till November 2011 - but you will certainly get an autographed copy!
Artez: Gracias - i think - I don't speak spanish :-(
Angie - I'm back- kinda sorta - I'm jumping into some NYC teaching gigs but hopefully I'll be posting more regularly now that the book is in the home stretch. Your new work is fabulous! Love the NYC paintings :-)
Chuck - thanks! - hope to see you on the Cape
Edgardo - thanks for the kind words :-)