They look so lovely!
I got here from Laurel-lines and am glad I did . Excellent work - the flowers are strong and vibrant. I shall revisit!
I agree, beautiful colors, and so will join tom c, and echo "strong and vibrant".
Great painting! It is very vibrant and expressive. Just wonderful. You did a really good job on the vase too. By the way, what kind of paper did you use? Did you use watercolor? I can't seem to get very vibrant color result from my watercolor. Cheers.
Thanks for the comments. I'll admit to doing the happy dance every time I look at the vase on this one. (big goofy grins!!!) I think I had a major breakthrough in my understanding of watercolor, not just color theory, but the use of transparent vs opaque, lifting vs staining, granulating vs non-granulating. It will come and go, I'm sure!Evy - I use a canson watercolor sketchbook, which has a low to middle range quality of paper when compared to heavy single sheets, but is the best watercolor sketchbook I've found. I glazed most of the layers, which I think does make the colors a bit more vibrant, until the very end, when I really went wet-in-wet. I didn't use any black, grey, or "earth" type pigments (except for a touch of burnt sienna in the center of the sunflowers, which I regretted the minute I did it) which makes the colors much clearer, I think.Again, thanks to you all!
These are awesome! I love the blue vase and the sunflowers together. Perfect. In about 2 weeks I am planning to attend an all day painting workshop where we will be painting Sunflowers in the the fields. I am very excited about this opportunity.
Linda! This is so fabulous! It is fun to compare our two sunflowers-in-blue vase sketches---could they BE more different? I agree, your blue vase is VERY well done---with this and the peach, I can tell you are really mastering the medium. I know what you mean about the earth colors---I banished them from my palette this year and have only just recently brought them back on a very limited basis. Anyway, this is gorgeous--- I've come back to look at it several times!
The colors are vibrant and bold--very nice artwork!
Wow Linda, these are stunning! Blue and yellow are a gorgeous combination at the best of times, but you've really made these something special. I love what you did with the vase. I think even Vincent would be impressed. :o)
Linda, these are absolutely gorgeous!! You have made my favorite flowers just awesome! Thanks for sharing them, and the type of paper you used.All your paintings are beautiful as well.
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