Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Scent of Lilacs

I was experimenting with a new medium "Medium 5" (butter) by Lukas - it was new to me - it may have been around for awhile. It speeded drying. I loved the purples in the iris and couldn't resist painting another purple flower - the Lilac. This painting is so loose and almost abstract that if I'd not told you it was of lilac flowers, would you have known?

"Scent of Lilac"
14 x 14 inches, Oil on Stretched Canvas

I've also discovered a new ecommerce site for art. It is called eCrater. I have a widget to it on the side - I've started listing a few paintings on it. If you're an artist, check it out and let me know what you think - thanks.


nancy elstad said...

This is yummy. I love the colors and the way you did the background.

Carol Horzempa said...

What a wonderful job in handling a palette knife. I can almost smell the lilacs. I love the colors of warm and cool along with the texture, it really caught my eye. Very nice painting!

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Nancy - I'm liking the background - muted colors and all.
Hi Carol - Thank you - I really do like painting with the palette for the texture. (and for the fact that I don't need to do straight lines LOL)
Have a wonderful day to you both!

Sheila said...

I knew those were lilacs right away! You are quite the impressionist Judy! A modern day Camille Pissarro? Or more of a Judy MacMonet?

I checked out the site. The layout is nice but the navigation is not as intuitive as the others. Thanks for always letting us know about these avenues for revenue!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
i love your new painting. you inspire me with all of the subjects, sizes and mediums you use!

Atul Pande said...

Judy: Nice use of a high key palette. I bet this painting evolved as you layered on the paint!