Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Crazy Auctions thus far! It has been a blast and we are looking forward to getting the final painting in this series to a new owner!
That is the point of my artwork, after all: to be owned and enjoyed. I don't paint these works to have them sit in my studio during shut-downs and other "life pauses."
So here is a glimpse at tomorrow's painting, the final work in this Crazy Auction series:
oil on canvas, 18"x20"
This painting will arrive with a frame and ready to hang.
I documented the process of this painting a little bit for my Instagram audience. As you can see, I begin my painting with a completely blank canvas. I don't do an initial sketch in pencil or monochrome paint or what's known as "underpainting." This is because I use the Direct Method.
One of the beautiful things about hydrangeas is their many, rapidly changing colors. In order to execute a painting like this, speed is of the essence!
I am happy to share this painting once again and hope you enjoy this glimpse behind the scenes. The sturdy liveliness of the flowers, the fragility of the gold-rimmed wine glasses, the timelessness of the blue and white china, all mix to produce an effect that is soft but balanced. I look forward to opening the bidding tomorrow and wish you good luck if you're ready to try for being the owner of Hydrangea Tea!
Hello there, I'm John H. Folley, an oil painter in the Boston School tradition. Thanks for visiting the Beauty Advocacy Blog, where it's my job to help you become a more discerning art appreciator.
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