Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Red Gerbera, 6x12 Oil


Sorry! The TOP image is the one that should've gone with this morning's post - about the teacup - many apologies for missing the boat on that one. The BOTTOM image is today's Daily Painting - it's a red Gerbera Daisy in a putty color vase. I struggled with all those neutrals, but I wanted the flower to be the JOLT of color in the painting. In other news: can't they not sell Easter candy till Saturday?????? Too tempting. Pin It

14 comments:

  1. Great job on the inside of the teacup. It really looks like glazed porcelein.

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  2. Love the teacup! The inside of the cup is right on with the iridescent, pearl tones.
    Your paintings are always cheerful!(~_~))

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  3. now about that Easter candy...I feel your pain!!!!

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  4. Great stuff, both of them.
    I love the cute little sugar cubes.

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  5. Ah, thanks, Pam, it was! I love painting borrowed things. In my own house this would look so out of place, but it was fun to paint! Maura - iridescent - yes it was, and I thought it would be impossible to translate with paint! Paula ;)
    Jala, to be honest, the sugar cubes were the MOST fun to paint!

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  6. Thanks for the links, Kelley, and I've added one, too. Love your work.

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  7. Great paintings! I love the red Gerber Daisy!! It's such a pretty flower!

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  8. OOH! love the iridescence on the tea cup and the little architectural sugar cubes!

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  10. Kelley, What a perfect gerber daisy! The beautiful nuetrals really do make the daisy pop! Mission accomplished!

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  11. Beautiful work, Kelley! That daisy is definitely popping! Love the colors in the teacup, too.

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  12. The teacup painting is great, Kelley!

    Nice composition (I like the fallen sugar cubes).

    The color combinations work so well. I love the pinks and the pastel blues with the hint of yellow on the cup/plate's rim.

    Also, really good job with the highlights on the interior of the teacup. Sharp, detailed little bits of light.

    One quick suggestion for the Red Gerber painting. The black background is just solid black. I think it'd be visually a bit more interesting if you added other colors or at least different tones of black.

    Something so it's not completely solid, you know?

    -Dean

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  13. Hey, thanks again everyone! Dean - I probably mixed the black a bit too smoothly - I use ultramarine, alizarin and burnt umber to get my black, but, it's a motif I've seen and liked. I probably mixed too much - but it is a crappy photo, for some reason I took 15 shots and they all reflected too much, or were a little fuzzy! Thanks, and I appreciate the honest comment!

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  14. Great job on the teacup. Your color shifts are really nice. I tagged your blog with the passion for painting award. Your work has been inspiring. Please visit my site for more info.

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