Monday, December 2

Floral Painting

atlanta artist
©1990-2013 Flowers in Vase painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

I love Van Gogh.  The one thing that most people seem to know is that he painted feverishly until he completed his paintings.  Don't mistake painting feverishly with painting without knowledge.  New discoveries are being made about Van Gogh and his studio practices.  Through the use of x-ray equipment and new technologies, it is being purported that Van Gogh was a highly skilled artist and an expert in color theory.  

A few weeks ago I was inspired to paint this thickly textured palette knife painting using brilliant azure blues, effusive reds, and warm golds.  Though spontaneously painted,  I still apply color theory and the rest of the elements of principle and design.  After concentrating on using those elements for so many years, they just seem to come naturally to me now.  It's the price of years and years of study.  So, when someone asks me how long it takes me to complete a particular painting,  I'm tempted to say, "Oh, about thirty years or so."  However, I just smile and say, "Long enough".

This 16"x20" textured acrylic palette knife flower painting is titled, "Red on Blue".  I was just informed by my representing gallery that it sold over the weekend.  I'm extremely thankful to have folks who appreciate and love my work.  Thank you! - Jill Saur  

To see more of my work, or to commission a painting, please contact me through my website.

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