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Friday, August 27, 2010

The gift






Old friends came over for dinner and gave us the most beautiful orchids. Honestly, the way they were packaged was even more thrilling to me, a color lover,yellow,lime green,pink,and orange tissue what could be better.






The photo appears much more blue then it actually is... too lazy to redo.
On second thought seeee the difference the actual paintings colors are somewhat in between the two photos. I rather like the added blue wash?


Actually the post was going to be titled random thoughts on nothing part 2... parties and clowns kept creeping in my head while i painted this... it must have been the colors. WHAT !?

10 comments:

Ruth said...

Parties and clowns, huh? I can see that, these are gay (in the old fashioned sense) and vibrant, so happy-making. I love it when you post.

AK said...

You are right the blue wash has added a lot of oomph to the work. Fabulous as usual!

Melanie Rawlings said...

the blue wash is an interestinf touch. I have always liked your large flowers

Sandra said...

Both are beautiful - i couldn't pick a favorite!

Liana Yarckin said...

beautiful! the transparency is great.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wonderful colours and such a delight of wet on wet technique. What a beautiful gift - why did we not see all that lovely wrapping too in the painting?? Like the way you added pastel to your poppies in an earlier post. BTW my recent wine bar was painted in acrylic on canvas.

Barbra Joan said...

Cathy, thanks so very much for visiting and commenting on my work.. I get around to every one also sooner or later.. Your work is so uplifting.

WatercolorsbyKarsten said...

Hello, what a pleasant surprise to see your comment. I do agree..I love color! I don't you can ever have too much of it^_^ Yes I do watercolor Pet portraits. They are actually my favorite subjects to paint! I love how you have link to other artists on the side of your blog.....how did you do that? (I'm not so great with computer) So glad we met! Karsten

WatercolorsbyKarsten said...

I have to tell you....I love watercolors. Your style with your watercolors is not something I see very often. Your work is stunning and powerful! I really admire your work!

smArtee said...

I love it with and without the blue...just beautiful