Saturday, February 18, 2012

Agave, Cacti, Still Life

" Early Morning Light...Agave "
copyright J.Bellinger 2012
oil 30"x40"

I figured out how to get rid of the underline ...hit Ctrl+U. Whew!
Not that I have much to say this morning. Posting this large painting reminds me that I am not doing a daily painting, haven't for a long time but will continue to post all my paintings as I complete them.
The design plan for this one was for a split complementary color, and like always I premix my oils so when I start painting I paint...much more relaxing than having to decide what to mix as you go along. I gave the light falling on the shale stone a glaze of warm yellow after all was done, to relate the sky really pulled the painting together and gives the whole painting a glow...not sure it shows in the image here.
Hope your day is wonderful! It's a beautiful morning here in Scottsdale.


c.dingman said...

Wonderful use of color.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks,C. I am attracted to strong shadow/light patterns. I am also enjoying the varied greens found in cacti.

Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful use of blues in the agave, Jennifer. The contrast between the light on the shale stone and the shadows from the plants is gorgeous!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This is stunning, Jennifer! I love the shadow patterns, that's what caught my eye immediately!