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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wolf Willow

#26 - Wolf Willow
(30 paintings in 30 days project)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

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This painting was so fun. Through my brushstrokes I really wanted to try to express the different directions of the grasses and wild growth. Van Gogh was in the back of my mind while I painted because of this small goal. I admire that he was a master at making strong, bold marks with his brush. I am under no illusions that this painting is comparable to his work, but it was fun trying to paint the grass with that expressive excitement.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Okay, now this one is my favourite ; ) I LOVE the way you painted those flowers on the branches. So fresh.

-Don said...

Nice brush work, Nicki! I like how it builds the structure and guides my eye. Another beauty!

-Don

Nicki said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks! Hmmm, a new favorite! I have a few days to go... will there be another???

Nicki



Hi Don,

I really like the brushwork in this one, too. Wish you could see it in person.

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Beautiful. I like the idea of van Gogh in your mind. His directional brushstrokes are tempting. I am sure you are just as great.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I find myself doing that when I paint sometimes; think of artists I admire and try to channel something of them through my brush! Ha!

You are waaaaay too generous, but thanks for the sweet words.

Looking forward to our chat!

XO Nicki

Shelley Whiting said...

I love your loose and expressive brushstrokes. There is a lot of movement and energy in your work. Very beautiful.

Nicki said...

Hi Shelley,

Thank you so much for such kind words. These prairie landscapes were so fun and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the brushstrokes to create that movement.

Nicki