Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spider Mums and Tomato study

I picked up some fresh mums at Publix this week. These flowers are especially hard to portray. Having already done one of these, I thought it would come together better. Not. I photographed it in gray scale at an earlier stage in the painting to assess the values. I'm not done with this subject matter, yet. This week was more of a learning curve with the paintings. The beach was wonderful, though;)

7 comments:

Peter Lee said...

Wow!
It's lovely!
I love the flower - looks so lively.
And the tomato is a nice addition to bring in some bright red. The background colors and your brush marks look great too.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I luuuv the gray scale painting, too! These are definitely worth exploring. You are getting to know them inside and out. The Beach.... **sigh**.

Karen said...

Hi Mary, Oh now I'm inspired about what type of flower to paint next! Thank you. And, they're lovely!

Pat said...

Gray scales are so helpful. AAAh....the beach. 90 degrees here tomorrow...

Paula Villanova said...

These paintings are wonderful...I think we should all move to Florida and paint together!

Jala Pfaff said...

Weirdly, I also love the painting in monochrome! I think you do the best mums.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Ha, yes spider mums!! I LOVE how they look but am too scared to try, they are so fussy. You did a beautiful job. Love the tomato peeking through the glass too.

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