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meganj
02-10-2006, 11:54 AM
I did my first from life! Granted I cut a branch of the vine and brought it inside... It's a start. this is called Sandpaper vine, or Purple wreath, also known as Petrea volubilis.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Feb-2006/67498-purple_flower.jpg

I did it quickly, in the hopes that it would loosen up my painting a bit.

JamieWG
02-10-2006, 02:43 PM
Megan, it's wonderful that this forum has inspired so many to work from life. I'm glad you're among those now giving it a whirl. I like your loosely scrubbed in background a lot! It goes with the feel of the piece, and you've worked the values enough to make the plant stand out from the background. Lovely little flowers.

What size is this? I assume it's oils?

Jamie

meganj
02-10-2006, 06:54 PM
Gosh, I'm sorry I didn't say. It's acrylic on 10 x 14 stretched canvas.

ColorMyWorld
02-10-2006, 11:36 PM
Very nice. I like the background.