Monday, February 04, 2013

Going Big

Big Canvas
Faux Cyanotype
Work in Progress
 So, I've had this big blank canvas leaning on the wall for over a year and yesterday I finally had the itch to paint something on it. Work in progress, acrylics on canvas 40 x 40 inches.  When I finished the background the sun was setting and my plants cast some lovely shadows on the canvas. I hope that the finished piece is a tiny bit as beautiful as what I captured last night.

44 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous ishtar olivera said...

siempre me ha fascinado ese tono de azul! tu cuadro es bellisimo Geninne! realmente algo muy especial!!!!!!!
lo que me recuerda a un docuemntal que vi el otro día en el que precisamente contaban la historia del azul en la pintura! el impacto que tuvo, su origen..etc, fue muy bello!!!

2/04/2013 11:49 AM  
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2/04/2013 1:17 PM  
Anonymous lwz said...

no will be!

2/04/2013 2:01 PM  
Blogger HollyM said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

2/04/2013 2:36 PM  
Blogger CM said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL. I love it! (Hello, I have been reading your blog for a while now. You are an inspiration!)

2/04/2013 3:09 PM  
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2/04/2013 3:30 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

I'm curious about the acrylics you mentioned. I purchase a bottle of white "ink" that looks like what I've seen you using in other posts (acrylic ink?) but I'm wondering if you are using that again here or traditional tube or jar acrylic paints?

(PS - beautiful as ever and I can't wait to see the end results!)

2/04/2013 4:28 PM  
Blogger MonkeySocks90 said...

Soo beautiful!
Also the plant shadows... how stunning does that look!

2/04/2013 6:23 PM  
Blogger Lori ann said...

the last photo is magical!

2/04/2013 8:52 PM  
Blogger miriskum dot de said...

It looks already beautiful!

2/04/2013 10:49 PM  
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2/04/2013 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Sai Motels, New Zealand said...

You have wonderful collections

I like your all posts


2/05/2013 3:30 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i am sure it will be even more wonderful than that.

2/05/2013 3:31 AM  
Anonymous David Stevens said...

This piece of artwork is great. The size and attention to detail of the painting is great. It is definitely something that I would recommend to others.

2/05/2013 5:59 AM  
Anonymous Christine d'Anecdotes said...

Without any doubt, it is ! I love those vibrant blues ! Bravo

2/05/2013 6:07 AM  
Anonymous heather said...

I was wondering when you were going to do that! I remember you mentioned it last year...Love it!

2/05/2013 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Cyndi said...

There must be something in the air because I just gessoed and stretched canvas last night for a new painting. I'm going a year-long project and documenting it on my blog - in an effort to get me painting again, writing and doing photography. :)

2/05/2013 7:21 AM  
Blogger Laura Lynn said...

Love the canvases
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2/05/2013 7:30 AM  
Blogger barbarabeesblog said...

I love this vital blue colour and the delicate drawing.

2/05/2013 7:32 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

It is so exquisite, just as it is! I'm sure whatever else you add will be wonderful, but I'd hang it on my wall just like this! You have such a way with blue.

2/05/2013 9:16 AM  
Blogger BéBé Chérie said...

It already looks great. Can't wait to see how you will transform it!

2/05/2013 10:17 AM  
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2/05/2013 3:47 PM  
Blogger debby said...

beautiful piece! you're an uber talented artist. hopefully you'll considering making this into a print!

2/05/2013 3:50 PM  
Blogger floating thru fields said...

wow this is bigger than your other pieces I love how vibrant your colors are and how your are creating such a colorful background :)

2/05/2013 7:07 PM  
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Anonymous Karen @ Funky Scottish said...

Hi Geninne! I'm Karen, an artist based on the east coast of Scotland. I wasn't sure how best to contact you but wanted to say that I've been following your blog for ages and it never fails to inspire! Now that I have my own blog, I wanted to share your blog with some of my artist friends and readers - so I've given you a mention, included a picture of your February calender and linked back to your site. Hope this is ok, but if there's anything you'd like me to amend, just let me know. Meanwhile, thanks for all the lovely art. Karen x

2/06/2013 4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the colors you chose. I wanted to visit to tell you that I just sat down with your new book and it has so inspired me. I took it out from the library but now that I have held it, I know it is one that I will be ordering to have in my bookshelf.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us all,
Cathy T

2/06/2013 12:19 PM  
Blogger kollene carlsson said...

soooooo cool!!!!!!

2/06/2013 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Rupa said...

Just gorgeous blue and white! Funny this blue is my new fav color and I am wearing this exact blue/white combo new sweater today :) Just love the shadows as well as your original botanical painting.

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Blogger Delphine said...

those blues!! amazing.

2/07/2013 6:58 AM  
Blogger William Stewart said...

wonderful gift... gona share with my son ( thank you!

2/07/2013 10:59 PM  
Anonymous JAN said...

I have loved your blog for a long time and often review posts later, just to see colors and shapes etc. I have noticed that you have not posted for a while and want to send my hopes and prayers that you and your family are well. BTW the Feb calendar page is sooo beautiful!! Thanks!

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Blogger Fallingladies said...

It is looking beautiful!

2/09/2013 3:31 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

blue, blue, blue. I could just sink into these images and be at peace. Thanks!

2/11/2013 5:20 AM  
Blogger cococita said...

Stunning beautiful. I love to play with shadows on canvases as well: light is such a powerful tool :) Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful blues.

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