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artbyjune
08-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Most of us have had a pot of geraniums at some time. Several artists of the past have painted geraniums.

This month, the project is to paint a geranium

1. from life (your own geranium)
2. from reference photos
3. from art of the past.


Any medium, any style welcome.

Cheer up August with sunny geraniums!!

I'll post some reference photos next...to get those ideas rolling.:thumbsup:

artbyjune
08-02-2012, 11:12 PM
Photo references (from RIL)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-geraniumsfence1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-geraniums2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-geraniums3.jpg

artbyjune
08-02-2012, 11:15 PM
From art of the past:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-geraniums.jpg

van Gogh

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-macke.jpg

Macke

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2012/106623-matisse.jpg

Matisse


Happy painting:clap:

tyree
08-07-2012, 07:30 AM
june....i love geraniums....the Van Gogh is my favorite....but, i may try a small one with the statue and flowers...tyree:wave:

tyree
08-09-2012, 01:04 PM
june....well ive got a start on the little statues and geraniums...i was going to try colour.....but....its going to be in pencil.....:wave: tyree

artbyjune
08-10-2012, 01:42 AM
Looking forward to it, Tyree.

tyree
08-14-2012, 09:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2012/65063-statuesl.jpg here is my pencil version of the little statues and geraniums....tyree:wave:

artbyjune
08-15-2012, 01:04 AM
Beautiful, Tyree. I love the contrast of the dark background. The little lovers statue is marvellous and compliments the softness of the geranium flowers. A super drawing!! What size?

I was hoping to try painting a geranium from life....waiting for the flowers to bloom! Later...

tyree
08-15-2012, 07:19 AM
thank you june.....it was done on smooth bristol 6x6....i like working small.....tyree:wave:

trafford
08-17-2012, 09:07 AM
I like to work small too, Tyree. Have been trying to go bigger for years. Very nice pencil work...love the little statue.

artbyjune
08-24-2012, 12:37 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2012/106623-geraniumvase1a6k.jpg

A start on a study of geraniums from life... 'Geranium in a vase', watercolours, around 7 by 10 ins., on paper.

I might try a pot of geraniums...a lot more complicated with all the leaves and flowers. I simplified this one to try out colours and technique.;)

trafford
08-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Lovely soft watercolor, June. Like the colors.

Finally got some quick paintingd done this month. Acrylic on gessoed paper:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2012/42757-geraniums_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2012/42757-geraniums_2.jpg

Now on to Jawlensky :heart:

InkyEss
08-26-2012, 04:23 PM
Nice pencilwork, Tyree – love the statue.

June, I really like the softness of your geranium in vase study.

You’ve been busy with the acrylics, Janet – wonderful colour on the first and I love the 3 pots on the windowsill – looks like my kitchen window, only I don’t have any geraniums, just peppers, parsley and cyclamen on mine.:)

artbyjune
08-27-2012, 11:20 PM
I agree with inky...Lovely colour and design on your first one Janet.

I love the window sill with pots...I've been taking cuttings of geraniums from one plant I bought last year...and now I have a windowsill a bit like yours!

tyree
08-29-2012, 05:36 PM
such a contrast between Junes, and Janets....Junes is so delicate in colour and design simply stunning piece.....whereas Janets is bright and bold in colour ..wonderfully done both of them....tyree:wave: