Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Almost spring flowers

"March Camillia"
"Proud Cyclamen"

Tis looking a lot like spring here and the garden beckons. The camillias are almost done, so I captured the last one on paper. The cyclamen always amaze me. In the winter, the colder it is the better they seem to do. They continue to look perky, so I took a couple photos from above. I had fun using lots of different colors, loose and wet, and letting them mingle on the paper, then I added some negative painting to push and pull the shapes. They were a pleasure to do because I planned the shapes and light patterns, but then I kept responding to the painting as it developed to bring out the value pattern.




3 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow! I love cyclamen! you captured them perfectly.

My bad, the links up on my blog now for Art for the Animals.
hugs!
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simoart said...

Hi
Beatiful piece. Love the details on your painting. Keep up the good work.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks to both of you. I had fun with these. I want to do a larger cyclamen picture -- think that's what I will work on tonight at my South Side Art Club.