Monday, November 1, 2010

Flowering Blue Gum


I did this one for last months Wet Canvas Floral challenge and realize that I never posted it to my blog. The months challenge was flowers from Australia. I am amazed at how different the Aussie flowers are compared to the US. I had never seen a Flowering Gum, so I really had to rely on the reference photo.

It was interesting to work this, to get all those thin petals (is that what they are?) took a lot of going back & forth with 2 brushes - one with dark, the other with light - to try & show them as individuals. It was also a bit time-consuming -- this painting I spent more time on the details than I have in quite a while. Felt good to delve into the lines and not just the shapes. But then again, a line is nothing more than a shape, isn't it!

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

3 comments:

martinealison said...

Très joli travail de précision avec ces fleurs... Le résultat est généreux comme la nature... bravo, toutes mes félicitations. Les nuances de couleurs sont intéressantes et captivantes. Bises

Virginia Floyd said...

Very interesting! I wouldn't have thought to use two brushes! Duh! I like the black and white with the bright yellow. Nice!

padmaja said...

I know it looks like a simple composition, but those petals.. they require a lot patience and skill! Nicely donr Nancie!

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