Friday, January 18, 2013

PPF and Monet



Good morning!  It's a brisk winter morning here but we're up with a cuppa in hand, ready to take on the day!  Are you ready?  I sure am!  Uh huh.  :)

I started the painting above late last night.  It's a new style for me and a huge step outside my comfort zone as I've always been more at ease focusing on a particular subject, such as a tree, animal, etc., versus an entire landscape.  I shared my WIP with a friend this morning and was told it reminded them of Monet's work.  Although I was reflecting back on a Renaissance painting on my grandmother's living room wall of a girl sitting in a field of flowers, it's obvious I was inspired subconsciously by Monet's piece. Of course, I won't be selling this!  Oh dear me.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to doing another piece, this time of my own inspiration entirely.  :)

I've a love for poppies and desired to push myself to paint a piece beyond the delicate, red flowers in themselves, as I usually do. I'm amazed at just how well it's coming along thus far and depending on the final piece, this could very well be a new wave of paintings (and personal creative growth) for me!

Happy PPF to all my lovely bloggie peeps!

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26 comments

  1. Your Renoir inspired piece is just wonderful! Happy PPF!

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  2. Your Renoir styled piece of art is beautiful. Happy PPF. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  3. Yes it definitely looks like one of Renoir's ladies! This is lovely, I like your new style!xx

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  4. beautiful! And yay for stepping outside your comfort zone!

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  5. wow Alexandra am so glad I looked at this!! you're exactly right this is so different from your usual style!!! How does it feel doing something so different? No need to say how lovely it is! cool!

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  6. Wow this is so beautiful, I am all for stepping outside of comfort zones, we surprise ourselves at what we can achieve!

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  7. Wonderful...I really like this

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  8. Hello Alexandra, go for it! It's so good to follow those soulful whispers. A lovely delicate piece!

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  9. Wow, Alexandra! It has a very impressionistic feel. Blessings!

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  10. Oh, I love your interpretation of Monet's painting!
    Wonderfully done!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. Hi!!! These are wonderful!!!

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  12. Love this Monet-inspired piece!

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  13. I love the masters. They are all a part of what gives me energy and inspiration in painting. Very nice job. Thanks.

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  14. this is truly lovely~

    how wonderful that you tried something new and are happy with it!

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  15. Beautiful! Very much an impressionistic feel to it, yet so different using watercolours.

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  16. Beautiful, love the way you did the meadow and flowers! Wonderful atmosphere! :)

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  17. Fabulous job!! I love this one!
    xox

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  18. Beautiful art. I am a fan of poppies in the field paintings.

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  19. Oh my-I have such a love for poppies(recently posted on my blog about it)and your -yes- Monet-like painting is so beautiful!! Happy PPF!

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  20. I immediately thought of Monet when I saw your painting. :-) Very impressionistic indeed!

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  21. Your painting flows beautifully! I love it!!!

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  22. Love it - great perspective form near to far!

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  23. As soon as I saw the painting - I thought Monet style. I love that impressionist style of painting - it's so ethereal and the colors just seem to float. Wonderful job

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  24. I love poppies too!! Very beautiful start I look forward to it's completion!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. I love this. nice adn loose style here. PErfect

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