Friday, 24 January 2014

Days 22,23,24

Giant in Hiding
Watercolour 57cm x 38cm



I dont think it is that I'm slowing down but I am certainly taking a lot more considered time over my paintings since starting the challenge at the beginning of the month. I am taking two days often to finish a larger painting where as last year I did everything in one sitting. I am being more observant, and also keen to achieve what is in my mind and confident I can if I make brushstrokes with some consideration amongst those I do with gay abandon.Today I finished this Giant Hibiscus which was from a reference sent to me last year by a client taken in her garden in Spain (purchaser of  my Foxglove painting).
The flower is true to the photo image but I have captured the background using my imagination. Add in two little "delicious foodies" and I am up to date.






10 comments:

  1. Beautiful light on the hibiscus Lorraine! And that color with the background is perfect. Love the orange slices on the pudding.

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  2. The foodies look delicious, Lorraine, but the hibiscus is fabulous!

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  3. Giant in Hiding is magical Lorraine!! It has a dreamy quality. I love the background, it enhances the beauty of the flower.
    Your foodies look yummier too! Beautifully painted fish and I love the addition of the lemon slices. Great reflections in the pudding!

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  4. Lovely painting and I believe the challenge benefits us all!

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  5. Stunning hibiscus painting, Lorraine. The bg is really excellent. You are coming down the homestretch now!

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  6. The Hibiscus is stunning, such a beautiful color , looks so real , and what a giant size indeed ! Seeing it in real life must be a treat! Your two foodie illustrations are great too and looking gooood !

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  7. Your giant is stunning. I love your textured background, just set it off so well. Fabulous!

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  8. Lorraine - what a beautiful flower and I adore your background. So glad you are keeping up and your foodies certainly are a delight too. Take care and enjoy your summer day.

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  9. Your flower is so lovely Lorraine. What a little jewel of a painting! Real fine work! And your foodies makes me smile! I wish you plenty of energy for the last sprint of the challenge.

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  10. Beautiful job on the hibiscus!!! I like the abstracted background. Your foodies make me hungry. lol

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