View Full Version : Hollyhocks

08-17-2003, 10:54 PM
This is the first painting I've done in a long while. I used to paint as a kid but sort of forgot about it. Glad to discover this forum, I look forward to improving my skills (like, maybe learning how to draw...)

I did this using a $15 set of mini tubes: white, napthol crimson, ultramarine, cadmium yellow. No black though! (gee, can you tell?) :-)

Lady Carol
08-17-2003, 10:58 PM
Welcome to the acrylics forum Flopka.

These are definitely hollyhocks. You have a very nice painting here. What size is it?

I love the almost abstract feel and the colours you have used. I particularly like the background colouring.

08-17-2003, 11:00 PM
Thanks. It's 12x16.

Lady Carol
08-17-2003, 11:17 PM
You're very welcome. I hope to see more of your art really soon

08-17-2003, 11:27 PM
That's lovely Flopka. It has an ethereal quality about it that I really like. Welcome to the forum :)

(love that name too) ;)

08-18-2003, 12:31 AM

wonderful shapes and color and selective detail !

i enjoy seeing it !


Leslie Pz
08-18-2003, 10:47 AM
Very delicate and nice. Love the colors, too.

BTW Welcome!

08-18-2003, 01:18 PM
Gorgeous colors--who needs black? I love hollyhocks. Do you have some? Great background colors and the flowers just pop!