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Painting of the Week | 05 Sprung

February 14, 2014  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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PAINTING OF THE WEEK | 05 SPRUNG

Up to this point, I’ve always shot the weekly paintings in our green reading room, but this week’s looked so perfect against the backdrop of the Hale Navy walls in the hall bath.

PAINTING OF THE WEEK | 05 SPRUNG

The addition of gold this week helped this whole painting come together. I bought four or five different metallic gold paints to test before I settled on one that I finally really liked. In the mirror’s reflection in the photo above, you can see a painting I did of a woman wearing a large gold necklace. I used probably 10 different hues speckled in to create the illusion of gold and I am so tempted to go back and add a few strokes of this gold paint to make it shimmer in just the right light. I don’t know the rule about that. Can an artist go back to their paintings years later? It doesn’t feel right, but it is so tempting at times.

Sprung is 20″ square, slightly smaller than the previous paintings (smaller price tag, too!). I am trying to force myself to work with different colors and formats as the weeks go on. The project is about evolving and I feel like this painting stretched me in so many good ways. And they payoff was worth it, in my opinion. I’m loving the colors together and the overall movement. For more details, photos or to purchase this week’s painting–click here.

Psst. Happy Valentine’s day. Love you. Take 15% off all giclee prints using code XOXO15 today through February 20th.

As a reminder, I will be producing one painting a week and presenting that painting here on Fridays. It will also be available for purchase in my Etsy shop. We schedule our posts to go live first thing in the morning here, but the paintings will mostly be listed late Thursday nights, so to get a first look (or dibs!) at each painting, it wouldn’t be a horrible idea to add the shop to your favorites on Etsy.  Fear not if you miss snagging the original, high quality giclee prints are available!

 

What do you think?

  1. The painting has been very Absolutely pretty good

  2. Colleen says:

    Love this one! Hope you’ll have print versions available for this one too. :)

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

  4. amyks says:

    Very pretty, kind of reminds me of a darker version of Georgia O’Keefe’s “Calla Lily”.

  5. Ashley says:

    Wow! I LOVE this one. I love all your work but I can’t wait for this to be available as a giclee!

  6. Michelle says:

    You are so talented! Absolutely beautiful. :)

  7. This one is so beautiful. I love how different this one looks, but it still has your same technique. I can’t wait to see how your paintings transform over the year! What a cool project.

  8. Susan says:

    Rules shmules. It’s your painting you can do whatever you want to with it. I remember reading about an artist that would sneak into either galleries or museums to “adjust” his paintings. I can’t remember if it was a true story or not but I thought that was hilarious as well as subversive. As to your latest painting, it is my favorite so far. I love the sense of movement in this one.

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