Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Agapanthus Bud

Day Fifteen-30 Paintings in 30 days
6"x8" Oil on board
$90 + s/h

Half way mark in this challenge!! I am glad I have made it this far...I enjoy painting daily but when  it has to be posted every day the pressure goes on!! I usually only post 2-3 times a week because I like to make sure I'm happy with it!
It's been a while since I have painted flowers...this is the first bud on my plant this year. I painted the flower on a dark background a few years ago...when I picked this it was a cloudy day and it looked nice against the sky color, so I thought I'd try a lighter background  this time!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful,I like the background color being one half warm and the other cool,it worked well.

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    1. Thanks Roger, I had nearly finished this but decided it need a bit more warmth...even though the sky was quite cool looking!

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  2. This is so subtle and beautiful-well done!

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    1. Thanks...I love painting white Anne...so many other subtle colors in it!

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  3. This is so beautiful Karen. It is just captivating.

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    1. Thanks Karla...hope to paint the blue one I have growing soon!

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  4. Very nice. Beautiful light.
    Ellie Boyd
    www.ellieboydstudio.com

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  5. Striking in it's simplicity... beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Lauren...simplicity is my aim! I like focusing on just one subject!

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  6. Really lovely. I never considered painting agapanthus; this is inspiring.

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    1. Thanks...you should try them Cindy they have some lovely colors in them!

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    1. Hi Margaret... thanks for all your nice comments on my work!

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  8. This painting is a tiny gem, Karen. It's perfect! And I think it may be my favorite of the challenge thus far. Well done!

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    1. Hi Darla, I really did enjoy painting this one...I love flowers and hope to paint more later on!

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  9. Exquisite is the word that popped out of me when I viewed it. It is truly a gem.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comments, I love reading them...they keep me inspired!