Wednesday, April 23, 2014

“White and Yellow Roses” — in-progress painting by Paul Baldassini

“Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.”
 — Oscar Wilde

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This is a posting of a new work in-progress entitled “White and Yellow Roses.”  It is the 3rd painting in a series of botanical subjects, mainly flowers.  These roses are from the Elizabeth Rose Garden in West Hartford, CT.  Its a great place to visit and walk through, the grounds are covered with so many different and beautiful varieties of roses all neatly arranged and manicured.  This image was composited from a couple of different shots of the hundreds I've taken there.  As always, compositional tweaks, color and tone adjustments, shadow and highlight adjustments and cropping were done in Photoshop.

Presented here is the drawing and underpainting in-progress grisaille.  I'm using Raw Umber (Old Holland) to do the underpainting instead of my usual Quinacridone Magenta. I think it will work better for the overpainting colors in this work.  Size is 32.25 x 24 inches.

Paul Baldassini

“3 Peonies” — completed painting by Paul Baldassini

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans” — Woody Allen

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I'm trying to set aside time now every week to make new Blog postings AND update my NEW Facebook Page — https://www.facebook.com/baldassinifineart.  Please visit my Facebook page and "Like" and/or "Share"what you see.

This is the completed new work entitled “3 Peonies”.  It's an oil on panel work, 32 x 24 inches, with a beautiful modern dark frame which really sets if off nicely.  I'm very pleased with the way this work came out, and I think I'm onto something very important (for me anyway).  The addition of the Sennelier's Cool Grey neutral to my palette really made this one sing — the movement of light across the flowers is quite nice.  Its my most luminous work to date.

I feel that with this new painting completed that its about time I seriously get down to the business of securing gallery representation.  God knows that this is a daunting task, full of as much rejection as applying for employment, and I'm not even really sure how to proceed.  I've researched quite a bit about contacting galleries for representation using mostly online resources and reaching out to other artists for advice and support.  Some have stepped up and put me directly in touch with gallery owners, others are more guarded, and I can certainly understand that.  All I know for sure is that I'm tired of collecting my own art and would rather it be in the homes of collectors and patrons.  We'll see what happens.

Paul Baldassini