Thursday, 2 August 2012

Going Green

Have just completed an online class over 3 weeks with US artist Vinita Pappas called Going Green.
This appealed to me on two levels, firstly as I am predominately a flower artist green is such an integral colour and mixing green can be quite tricky. It is never recommended to just use green from a tube as the colour never reads true in your work so mixing is very important. Secondly Vinita is a wonderful artist and inspiring instructor who I first met (online)  more than a year ago when I was looking for some specialist tutelage in watercolour - not so easily found in my region of the country but thanks to the internet I was able to participate in a class group run from Oregon USA. 
This is my final piece applying new knowledge gained during the workshop. It is 57cm x 39cm and when framed will finish up at around 77cm x 57cm which is twice the size of my normal work. I have used just three colours, Indigo, Hansa Yellow Deep and Alizarin Crimson to create these magnolia blooms - organically of course with just one bloom for reference
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Magnolia Blooms

2 comments:

  1. Oh good we can leave comments, a big painting, I've not painted anything that big yet! It's wonderful, you know how much I love your florals, well done

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