To view all of Amanda's paintings, visit http://www.amandafishfineart.com/

EVENTS AND SHOWS:

Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th. http://www.artafair.com/


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"China Blue," oil on linen, 8"x16" -  SOLD

Here is a new painting I just finished.  I have wanted to paint this one for some time.  I happened to have my camera with me when I wandered into an antique store last year.  I saw this lovely china set stacked in a cabinet.  It was a still life waiting to be painted!  I loved the warm gray greens, also the color of the blue in the china.  I spent a lot of time deciding on and working through a specific and limited palette for this painting.  (No reaching for the Alizarin, Ultramarine, Raw Sienna shadow combo....this time.)  As I painted, I reminded myself to keep the brush strokes soft and painterly.  I had a clear vision of what I wanted the painting to look like, to feel like.....I just needed to have patience with this one.  Trying a limited palette of colors to achieve the color harmony, values and tones I was after was a great lesson and a welcomed challenge.  I hope you like it.  (This painting has was selected for the Salon International Exhibit 2011 held in April this year.)

2 comments:

  1. these are lovely paintings, but this one is special. Love the blue in the cups!

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  2. I know you wrote this comment some time ago, I've been meaning to let you know, I appreciate your very nice comments. Thank you, I am glad you enjoy looking at my paintings! - Amanda

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