View Full Version : WDE Mar20: LATE!!!-Blooming Dahlias showing spirit.......

Charlie's Mum
03-20-2013, 01:17 PM
........... because they're definitely posted 'in the spirit of...':eek:

4.5" on a piece of mattboard, using up the acrylics on the palette, and took no more than 20 mins.
Sincerely hope they don't offend you Jean:lol: :lol: - pastel colours in the hope of Spring!!!


Thank you for looking - please don't feel obliged to say anything!!!:lol::lol:

03-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Love your colors and design. Good use of leftover paint:)

03-20-2013, 01:33 PM
I like it. It is like a pastel kaleidoscope.

03-20-2013, 01:40 PM
This makes me yearn for spring too!:)

just chaos
03-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Beautiful colors. MAybe spring will come soon

03-20-2013, 04:42 PM
spring is here very nice color

03-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Late bloomers are always a welcome surprise. I love the pattern; and the colors are dazzling.


03-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Very nice Maureen it is almost like a firework final

03-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Great color... gets me wishing spring was here (Oh wait it is, didint recognize it with all the snow :evil: ), nice job

03-21-2013, 11:19 AM
beautiful design and answer to the challenge

03-21-2013, 02:03 PM
Gorgeous :)

03-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Reminds me of a Rangoli design...

Rangoli images (http://www.google.com/search?q=rangoli+images&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=QWJLUeCwNerE4APM84GgAQ&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1460&bih=763)

Very vibrant - nice work!

03-21-2013, 04:11 PM
It reminds me of retro design! Love the colours...its a bit psychedelic with the petals and colours. Very nice!

Charlie's Mum
03-21-2013, 05:49 PM
Thanks all!
Tangerine - Rangoli is new to me - thanks for the link :)

Retro - hmmm - well, I'm old enough for this to be my retro!!! - I used to introduce colour mixing and mark-making to the first years at school (11yr olds) by doing these with them on a fairly large scale .... they always looked colourful on the walls and the kids could always succeed with such a painting ... so useful - and now retro :lol:

03-21-2013, 06:22 PM
looks like ya had a whole lotta fun, happy cheerful blooms :D

03-21-2013, 06:49 PM
Maureen, I am old enough to be retro, but my preteen reminds me my retro will never be "in"! LOL
You know the more I look at your piece, the more it seems to come alive-beyond the first burst of colour. There is a bit of a 3D effect and depth happening in those flowers, and the way you layered the colours are especially vivid. Really "digging" it!

03-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Just like Susan (surob) said - upon opening your thread I immediately thought of a kaleidoscope - lovely Maureen.

03-22-2013, 01:02 AM
Yes they do remind me of a kaleidoscope !!! I think its lovely... great colors!!!

03-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Great soft colours in your lovely flowers :thumbsup: