Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 9

Magic Beans, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy

I LOVE this painting! This one exemplifies my whole daily painting project better than any other so far - out of the box subject matter for me and experimenting with technique - these brushstrokes and edges are what I was reaching for.

Look at the bottom coffee bean. I love the loose edges on that one the best. The beans went down first, without much of a defined shape, and I sort of 'carved them out' with broad strokes of the background color.

I love this look - loose, painterly, yet absolutely representational.

This painting makes me happy. (And the coffee beans made my studio smell really good.)

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