Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bouquet - SOLD


I really cut this one close to the deadline - only about 1 hour to go! December is always a tough month to get projects done, because of the demands of the holidays. But I did get this painted for the December challenge for Studio Atelier. Even with the few days extension Barb gave us, I still was late!

The original photo is a full bouquet of flowers in a water filled glass vase - but I knew I would never get that much painting done. So I chose to crop in on the flowers - and I wanted those reds to jump out for attention. I think they do - and there is the magic number of 3 red flowers, surrounded by assorted yellows & greens. I chose to do the "shapes" painting style, which I find works very well with flowers. It gives them just enough realism, but also abstracts things a bit. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out, and hopefully it will make it onto the website. I see Barb has already posted the next months challenge so I'll need to get busy - at least January is not such a hectic month (provided we don't get any more blizzards in the Northeast!!)

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas

7 comments:

yasha said...

Same goes with me Nancie.I am still working on this piece and saw Barb posted a new photo for the January challenge.
Your painting looks amazing Nancie.Perfectly chosen colors and I agree,your shapes style of painting does work beautifully with flowers.Absolutely gorgeous!

L Young said...

Nancie, this is just absolutely gorgeous. The composition is wonderful and I am drawn into this stunning piece with all those popping colors. Great job.

Irina said...

Great work. You have so recognizable manner, amazing strokes.
Same with me, I had my "planed for December" challenge photos on desktop, and only now realized that I was late))

Virginia Floyd said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your style with these flowers. And the colors are great!

Linda Popple said...

Very nice, Nancie! I like the close up crop! Well done!

Barbara said...

Your paintings just keep getting better.

Catherine Hale said...

This is excellent. Good idea to crop the bouquet and I like the way you handled the greens in merrigolds, the sharp contrast, etc. You should've done like me and submitted your work before you were 100% done!

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