Saturday, April 21, 2012

Peachy Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy 6x6 oil on gesso board
This Gerbera was a tough one. Part of the flower is in the shadow and is very dark and part of the flower is brightly lit. The value pattern is one of the key elements in a painting and this was a bit of a struggle. Despite the brilliant colors in the flower the mixtures are mostly grays so as to set off the pops of color throughout the painting.
Also, in spite of some sprinkles I managed to get in my swim this morning.. Of course I was the only one in the pool :D
I can't tell you what a distraction sunny days are. I feel like I should be out doing something but today, I'm loving  the cool, cloudy, rainy day we're having. Perfect for being in the studio. 
My last class at Von Liebig is Thursday, April 26 from 9-12. Click on my Classes and Workshops page above to sign up on line. This class has been a lot of fun! Hope to see you there.

21 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love this!!! How CUTE! It has been a weird day here...overcast, but no rain..still waiting for it!

xo,
RJ

Marie Theron said...

I watched this from various viewpoints in the room! It is truly a little jewel!

martinealison said...

De la fraîcheur, de la spontanéité, de l'élégance même pour cette fleur qui trône. J'aime l'ensemble des nuances de couleurs.
gros bisous

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderfully done! Love the colors and the way you handled them! Just sweet Mary!! A favorite:)

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think the colors are just exquisite, Mary! Beautiful composition and brushstrokes in the petals themselves.

Page Railsback said...

As always..love this..so rich and creamy

Irina said...

Very impressive little flower! Brava!

hmuxo said...

Wonderful brush work and colors!!!!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Good luck with your last class of the year! Love the colors in this one. Great mix on those pinks.

Douglas Clark said...

I love your brushwork. It looks like every one counts and you don't have any that are not needed.

Manoj - Catalog conversion and digitization said...

This is smartly done and well-painting in my opinion.

Shelley Smart said...

Hi, Mary. You asked what I was up to -- and thanks for asking. We are busy selling our condo at the beach (too many stairs for my husband) and moving to a new house (inland) and renovating that house. No painting for me until we get settled.

Your gerber daisy is great! I love how you handled the colors, the darks vs the grays and all that! Nice job!

Thanks for writing!

Stephanie Berry said...

Delightfully simple. Love how you kept it just that-simple. It has personality.

Mari Jose Molina said...

Very nice job, congratulations, i love the light and the colours.. :)

Cheers!

LindaSMarino said...

HI Mary, just love this one! The colors are wonderful! I enjoy subscribing to your blog and getting your emails in my inbox. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

Virginia Floyd said...

Wowser! I love everything about this one. Great, lush brush strokes, beautiful color choices. Great job!!

Bhashkar_Ecotect BIM said...

I think the colors are just exquisite, Mary! Beautiful composition and brushstrokes in the petals themselves.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful!!! Great color harmony!!

bhashkar_euvatrefund said...

nice posting..........

sketchup4architect said...

Wonderfully done! Love the image and the way you handled them!

Posting your Loads said...

Great blog here! Every posting amazing.