Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunflower Matters


I bought some sunflowers last week with the idea of painting them. Finally threw caution to the wind today and threw some watercolour paint about in a haphazard kind of way - not sure of the result. It started out well but I lost it somewhat when it got to the petals because I really didn't know how I could get the effect that I wanted. Practice, practice, practice!

6 comments:

Judy said...

I don't know what effect you were after, but I think they are fabulous! I have tried to paint sunflowers several times but they were awful. Yours are great!

Billie Crain said...

Absolutely stunning, Anita! This is watercolor at it's best, IMO. Loose, juicy and glowing.

Michael Bailey said...

I agree, this is fabulous Anita. Nice use of watercolour pencils in there too. Watercolour takes a lifetime to master. Just keep at it, the rewards far outweigh the frustration :)

Robyn Sinclair said...

Practice my foot! This is gorgeous, Anita and I see I'm not the first to think so. Sunflower paintings are such a cleche where I am it takes a lot for a picture to excite me. Brava!

Pat said...

Its a very different way of treating sunflowers 0 and all the more exciting for that. Well done xx

Anita said...

Judy - I'm not sure I really knew either but it wasn't anything quite as detailed as this turned out to be.

Billie - thank you! I'm watching your work closely!

Michael - Do I have to wait a lifetime for the rewards??? Thank yoU!

Robyn - it definitely needs more practice. I know what you mean about sunflowers.

Pat - thank you!