Monday, January 23, 2012

Dianthus - 3rd painting, Kathy Anderson's workshop

Dianthus   9" x 7"   oil     
This was the last painting I had time for at the workshop last week. I had most of it finished, but only after catching up a little, did I have time to complete it today. The whole table of flowers made it hard to choose from and I liked the very springlike small shape and white whites that these Dianthus had. Kathy created her wonderful whites through warm violet gray shadows and making sure the flower area was completely clean and white to begin with. I thought it worked well here.
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8 comments:

martinealison said...

Je suis restée longuement à admirer ce charmant bouquet. Effectivement, en cette période de l'année, il est agréable d'avoir cette sensation printanière... Une peinture pleine de fraîcheur et de raffinement.
J'aime beaucoup les tons de couleurs employés pour le fond.
Une très belle peinture.
Gros bisous

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Oh those whites are beautiful! What a lovely painting Mary.

Brad Miedema said...

Beautiful Mary! As usual, so much energy in your brushwork. I love it!

Virginia Floyd said...

I loved seeing your series on Kathy Anderson's workshop, Mary. Your paintings from the workshop are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Taryn Day said...

Oh, this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, Mary! Love the sketchy quality combined with lots of drawing knowledge- makes a killer of a painting.

Diane Klock said...

Love this one Mary. Those white flowers just pop out at you. I just love your painterly brushwork. Inspiring.

Jane said...

It worked very well with the whites Mary, it just pops out of the screen. Beautiful bouquet and fresh bouquet!

Fay Terry said...

This is a wonderful painting, Mary. All the colors are beautiful and the whites really stand out nicely.