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Libby Anderson
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Libby Anderson is a retired elementary art teacher now pursuing painting.
Libby Anderson is a retired elementary art teacher now pursuing painting.

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Required Reading
I love painting buckets of flowers . Because they are so elegant it doesn’t really matter  if they are in a beautiful porcelain vase or a rustic container. Often the more rustic the container, the beauty in contrast is more striking. This illustrates how im...
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Do What You Can
When painting flowers that are all the same ,it is important to have some way to make them important. I try to vary the lightness and darkness of the blooms and the individual strokes of the petals. Close together blooms suggest a mass of color that is acce...
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CENTER OF EVERYTHING
This painting of a basket of flowers may seem more appropriate for summer but is welcome right now in December.It may help warm up this cold month.It is 12 inches by 12 inches on a panel.It is a pleasure always to paint floral scenes; something that I will ...
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Classic Lilacs
I really admire those that do realistic paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph. But I found out long ago that painting that way doesn’t fit my style or personality. This painting is made up of loose and impressionistic strokes to give an idea of a ...
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Summer Return
Another from the meadow series. It is a challenge to make such a variety of greens and random flowers and make them appear as perspective and not as on a wall. But worth it.
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Growth Opportunity
The paintings in my head often don’t turn out the same when I bring them to life. This is not always a bad thing, though..after I started painting this it reminded me of Miss Havisham’s garden.It us a little wild, a little controlled and a little Victorian.
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SUMMER RETURN
Green is a tricky color. The green that comes from a tube of green paint is rarely found in nature. Most artists work to mix a green that is more true to what  we all see outdoors. The best greens are made mixing yellow and blue with a bit of the complement...
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Energy
I like the colors in this painting of flowers. The title suits the arrangement because there seems to be a lot of energy happening with all of the colors and shapes interacting with each other. They all seem to be waiting for a party to happen.
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Best Bottles
There are often dozens of shapes, values and colors in a glass bottle or jar. They also change depending on the lighting and time of day. It is all a matter of painting just what you see. Adding some beautiful flowers seals the deal.
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Weekend Update
I painted something similar to this a while ago but as always it is pretty impossible to duplicate exactly what I had painted before. I do like to paint something more than once. There is always something different that turns up. I think of Monet who painte...
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