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11-25-2013, 05:53 AM
Hi Guys,
Finally got around to doing another watercolour, compliments of Devamarie's excellent photo 'Pink flower' in the reference library and a personal challenge from two other local artists for a combined attempt for all three of us to place an entry in the latest Australian Artist Magazine's 'Still Life & Florals' challenge no.55. This one is my attempt. Many thanks Devamarie for your inspiring photo
C&C's appreciated.


530mm x 530mm (21"x21")
Arches 300 GSM c.p.
A/S & W&N artist w/colours

11-25-2013, 10:03 AM
Wow this is beautiful work, love how you handle those watercolors.

11-25-2013, 10:50 AM
Really lovely!

11-26-2013, 04:58 AM
Absolute stunner. Good luck with the entry.

11-27-2013, 09:39 AM
A beautiful painting of a beautiful flower :thumbsup:

Charlie's Mum
11-27-2013, 04:35 PM
This is exquisite Bill, colour, technique, everything is excellent .... good luck!

11-28-2013, 07:28 AM
Many thanks for all the great comments Lil, Cindy, Marion, Jean & Maureen, but I think the bulk of the credit should go to the photographer, when I saw it in the Reference Library, it was just begging to be painted, besides, I'm a real sucker for all those convoluted petals & the pinks work so well with Opera Rose, Quinacridone red & Alizeran crimson.

11-30-2013, 02:56 PM
Very beautiful work Imelda

12-15-2013, 01:42 PM
Great job

12-20-2013, 12:06 AM
Absolutely fantastic watercolor. Excellent.

12-21-2013, 09:29 AM
Beautiful work! Love the softness,waterdrops and the turns of the petals.

Vivien Maloney
12-26-2013, 12:26 AM
Wonderful watercolour! Love it!
I get the Australian Artist Magazine every month....one of the best Art Mags of them all. I will await the No 55 Challenge "Still Life & Florals" Challenge with huge interest! Your painting is awesome and my best wishes for success in this. I see from the magazine, the results are in the March Issue, so I will be out to the mailbox as soon as its March to check my favorite magazine! I will cross my fingers for you.:clap:

12-30-2013, 04:50 PM
Marvellous work!

12-31-2013, 06:28 PM
Breathtakingly beautiful!! Love the colors

01-02-2014, 06:10 PM

01-07-2014, 05:02 PM
I don't think I can find words worthy enough to describe your talent or touch, this piece literally took my breath away way when I scrolled down. Exquisitely executed, color is pristine and sensuous..... all the best with the entry I will be rooting for you.


02-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Beautifully delicate petals, could reach out and touch their soft velvetiness, great work, thanks for sharing.

doctoring in arts
02-06-2014, 02:46 PM
beautiful... I wish I could paint like with a quarter of your skills.. :sighs:

02-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Such great control with the watercolors! Excellent work!