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03-10-2009, 05:57 PM
There's a blizzard outside...winter seems to be dragging on. So, it seemed like a great time to paint some cheerful sunflowers! I used a purply colored neutral for the background to help make the yellows pop on the flowers! Watercolor and tad of gouache on Arches.

Thanks for looking!:wave:

Charlie's Mum
03-11-2009, 08:17 AM
This really does bring some Spring/summer into the forum!
I particularly like the light through the leaves and vase - the luminous shadow on the table. :D

Pat Isaac
03-11-2009, 03:54 PM
Very bright and cheerful, making many of us want spring soon. I really like the sense of luminosity and transparency that you have achieved.


03-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Thank you, Maureen--it seems winter has gone on far far too long. I'm ready for some bright color.
Thank you so much, Pat--I love watercolors for those luminous and transparent effects!


03-13-2009, 01:26 AM
nice flowers i like the brightness of the table
do not worry spring is coming here it finaly does yesterday on my way to work i saw the forest is geting this light green veil wich means billions of new leaves are just opening and in less than a week thoses glorious sping geens
so where ever you are it is on its way

03-13-2009, 04:24 AM
Lovely and joyful. Love your colours and the way you've captured the light.

Rob Hendriks
03-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Good job.I like how the magnifying effect of the vase is done.

03-17-2009, 11:20 AM
It's lovely, so nice and bright and cheery! I love the luminosity of the shadow cast by the vase! And the tablecloth is beautifully done!

03-28-2009, 10:11 AM
Nice and cheerful - lovely picture.

04-04-2009, 11:49 PM
Thank you all for your very kind comments. It's snowing again, here. I think I'm going to have to dig through some more flower reference photos! I need to see some color!

04-05-2009, 10:41 AM
This painting makes me happy!

04-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Very nice, I like what you did with the vase too!