Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ranunculus


12x12"
oil on 2"profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas

I painted this one a little while ago. I hadn't painted in a while and just wanted to get back at it. I laid out my palette and just started to paint. My goal was to lay down as much pure color as possible keeping everything quite clean and defined. I love how the ground color (red) peeks through the peddles of the flower and how the shapes in the vase look abstracted. I am fairly happy with this one considering how long it had been since I painted and that my son naps for only 45 minutes at the longest if Im lucky. Nap time is when I try to get into the studio. Its good to be back!

3 comments:

LindaHunt said...

I was drawn to this painting immediately. I love ranunculus...even tried growing them without success. Beautiful painting and I love the way you handled the vase.

becky joy said...

Clean, fresh color. Your glass is beautifully handled.

Deltra Powney said...

Thanks Linda and Becky for dropping by my blog. Have checked both yours out too and love what I see!

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