View Full Version : Southern Magnolias

08-15-2007, 11:56 PM

I posted this on the Acryllics forum and The Open Critique forum and several people suggested that I post it here.

Acryllics on illustration board 15X15.

These are southern magnolias, which we discovered recently in a park here in NJ, where we previously only saw the pink variety. They have a delightful fragrance.

As a setup fFor this painting I used a bouquet from Petals.

08-16-2007, 01:45 AM
Nice to see these gorgeous magnolias here, Bill. I just love the colors in this. Sure would like to see more of your work here. Well done.

08-16-2007, 03:52 AM
These are so beautiful. Wonderfully soft and pretty colours, and great composition. Thankyou so much for posting them. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-16-2007, 02:12 PM
Beautiful painting. Very well done.

Charlie's Mum
08-16-2007, 04:28 PM
I really enjoy looking at this painting - I love the way the light travels across and just picks out the petals on the right.
I love the lost and found areas and the brushwork ..........

If you don't like it Bill, I have a space ready for it! :evil: :lol:

Laura D
08-16-2007, 06:34 PM
Oh, oh! I can almost smell them, this is gorgeous Bill.

08-16-2007, 10:09 PM
I live in southern magnolia country down here in Mississippi (our state flower). The magnolia in your painting is lovely and I really like the various shades of greens, along with the soft edges. Your flower looks very much like the one on the tree in my yard (what is left of the tree after hurricane Katrina).

When I first started painting I heard the story about a MS artist (sorry, don't remember the name) who was commissioned by the state to paint a magnolia and display prints in the welcome stations on the interstate highways in MS. She was interviewed by a newspaper reporter and stated that all magnolias have 7 petals. She received a lot of feedback on that statement, as magnolias can have from 7 to 15. I have 2 trees within 100 ft. of each other. One has 10 petals on each flower and the buds are very rounded like the one in your painting. The other has 15 petals and the buds are long capsule shaped.

Good job.


08-17-2007, 02:13 PM
Beautiful! I love your subdued use of colors and your loose brushwork.


Sassy Doe
08-17-2007, 02:18 PM
You Sir have got it goin on. Absolutely georgous. :clap:

08-17-2007, 10:19 PM
I love the colours of the petals and the background! Beautiful!!

08-18-2007, 12:37 AM
Very beautiful, love all the colors, and shadow on the right side really adds some interest... I think. Very very pretty!

Here in So. Calif, I have only seen the white Magnolias.

08-18-2007, 04:58 AM
Lovely painting !

08-18-2007, 06:06 PM
A very beautiful floral still life! I love the lost edges on the flower on the right and the vase. Thanks for sharing!