Delicate Pinks

Delicate Pinks oil painting by Leslie Montana

Title: Delicate Pinks | Medium: Oil on canvas

When I created Delicate Pinks, an oil painting of a pink rose blossom, it was after I’d taken a hiatus from the medium of oil paint. As I looked for healthier ways of using the traditional mediums I'd grown up with I found better ways of ventilating my studio and some wonderful new materials I could use. Blank canvases don’t scare me. They excite me. So, when I started this painting, I began fresh on several accounts as I began to reinvent the way I worked in oil and with a brand new blank white canvas. I learned a lot as I worked toward achieving a kind of luminosity using a new layering technique that would give the rose a glowing quality. With less of a traditional glazing style, my experimental wash-overlay is beginning to happen in this piece as it brings out the many delicate shades of pink in this rose.

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