Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cherry Blossoms, 8x8, Acrylic

$100 & $10 S&H

It is a snow day here in RI - a couple of storms have collided overhead and given us a nice Nor'easter.   After shoveling and cocoa, it was time to break out the paints!  I'm already tired of snow, so it helped that I got a commission to paint Cherry Blossoms.  I could really live without the lawn and fill my yard with flowers and flowering trees.  That would probably make me the crazy cat/pug lady with the weird yard. But they're so beautiful!
I had an image to work from - no, they're not blooming here in the snow!  And I just had to keep in my head the voices of all my teachers "Simplify, simplify, simplify..."  And words of wisdom from Peggi Kroll Roberts : "Be a designer!"  So without the background and the zillion of other branches, flowers and such, this is what I came up with!
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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful cherry blossoms! Great job.

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  2. awesome. I love this!
    Spring is coming- can you feel it?

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  3. Lovely to see. We always cut cherry. quince and forsythia branches to force force flowers in the winter. We have forsythia blooming now and another large vase full of sticks turning green. The technique is to cut branches of flowering trees and in 3 weeks one has beautiful flowers blooming indoors.
    And our Arlington yard is a cottage garden so I get the idea of a yard full of flowers. Our orange flowering spring witch hazel tree has begun to open up outside and smells lovely on warmer days but is snow covered right now.

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  4. Wow - just gorgeous. Love the vibrancy and the vivid background color!

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  5. This painting really caught my eye! It really says Spring with the colors you chose and composition. Just beautiful!

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  6. Great job on this. You are a good designer!

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  7. This is beautiful and really makes me wish for Spring also! Pinks are hard for me to paint and you did a lovely job with these!

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  8. Really nice, Keley! I love all the shades of rose and pink in the blossoms. Wonderful values. Really makes me think of spring!

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  9. I love this.
    We're here and I'll be breaking out the paints soon.

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  10. Hey Designer MacDonald you did a fabulous job with this. Really eye candy colors! Love the composition and having nothing around it but your favorite Horizon Blue makes those Cherry Blossoms pop!

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  11. Wonderful job on this! Great color combination. Makes me wish spring were just a little closer!

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  12. This is gorgeous, Kelley! Thanks for your recent comment and visit.

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  13. What a lovely "spring is on it's way" painting. Beautiful colors.

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  14. I think spring is in the air Contessa - you did an excellent job!
    Can't wait to make cherry pie now...

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  15. This is truely SWEET. My mother is an artist too and she has a collection of birds, mostly blue birds from the garden. Your work is delightful, hope to see more for 2011. Happy New Year.

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  16. Just keep painting like it's spring and it'll be spring - ?! Create your own reality? I love it! Good color combination.

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  17. Lovely painting, you did this from memory? wow Very cool color choice for the background.

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  18. Kelley I love this!!! So beautiful!

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  19. GREAT! I have a thing for cherry blossoms. You nailed this one.

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