Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pouring Part Three

Well, that's all the time I have for's a VERY warm painting.

Not quite as much dark dark as I had originally planned but of course, dark can always be added. I like the repeated patterns...the oval in the basket repeated in the purse handles, the verticals repeated in stair rails and the bolts and the quilt. If I hadn't watched Donna Zagotta's pre-planning in her video I know it would not have been such a strong design.

I definitely will go and read more about pouring now as I really do like the "light" that the pour provides. And the very cool color mixing that happens. I feel the painting "invites you in".

I stuck to three colors (all Winsor Newton) ...auroleon yellow, cobalt blue and permanent rose (with a little ultramarine blue added in the darkest areas). Oranges and greens are all mixed from that triad. It is a quarter sheet size of Arches cold press 140#. I am happy about most of the shapes. But I will have to go back and look it in a day or so. Do you do that too? Sometimes it seems like another painting a few days later. I also like to look at it in a mirror and upside down.


  1. Good job! I alway like the amazing colors that blend when you pour - you just can't get them from a brush. Good design - when I get some time I'll have to check out her blog.

  2. Hi Ginny, Love the pouring you have done....but your center of intrest-focal point, needs to be defined. COOL the background with your complementary colors--you know!
    Being the quilter that I am, I love the subject matter.
    Keep up the great work. Hugs, Paulette

  3. Ooooo, I LIKE IT!!! Let it sit for a day or so and then see what needs tweaking...and then finish it off with flair! I can see you doing several of these quilt shop paintings in the future.

  4. This is a wonderful painting - I like it very much. The poured background just makes the colors glow and it all works together beautifully.

  5. Ginny, I really like your pour! The warm colors are balanced with the cooler colors on the left-hand side. The composition is indeed very strong with its contrast of vertical and diagonal lines. There is a lot to really like in this painting.