View Full Version : New paintings - Irises

02-06-2010, 01:23 AM
I was peeping into the florals forum to check out the monthly project and while I was working on the project, I fell in love with flowers all over again and had to do some more :-) These are all done with the palette knife, heavily textured and finally some tweaks done with a brush. The background was first done with the brush though.






All the references are from the RIL. Each painting is 5 * 7 inches, done on hardboard on a black surface. Your feedback is welcome :)

02-06-2010, 03:36 AM
What a collection:) They are all beautiful but,for some reason, I like the second one best!

02-06-2010, 04:40 AM
Thank you Tony! :)

02-06-2010, 05:49 AM
Great fluidity in these. They flow beautifully and seem almost to sway in the wind.

02-06-2010, 08:44 AM
My favorite flower... one of my favorite.:lol: You are really preparing us for spring, good job.

02-06-2010, 10:10 AM
Nithya these are all beautiful, great strokes, beautiful coloring wow you're going to town. And indeed thanks for that bit of spring. I'm really loving the first one.


02-06-2010, 11:43 AM
Oh and your love for them shows! Beautiful work!

02-06-2010, 11:48 AM
Very nice, all of them!

Charlie's Mum
02-06-2010, 12:07 PM
These exude joy Nithya and seem much larger than 5x7!
Love all the 'frills' and life.

Maybe you should try a bigger size now? ;) :)

02-06-2010, 03:10 PM
Thank you Howard, Patti, Elaine, Gayle, Michelle and Maureen.

A favorite flower for me too Patti, was too apprehensive about trying them, then just thought I should give it a go.

A lot more of Spring happening with a lot of tulips too Elaine, I am unable to show them coz of the plant parade :D

Yeah Maureen time for a big one definitely :) Will try a 12 * 16 next I guess! thank you :)

02-07-2010, 07:57 AM
All of beautiful...like the textures in them.

chammi kaiser
02-07-2010, 08:46 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: They are all wonderful.

02-07-2010, 09:39 AM
These are all beautiful. You make them look so delicate and papery thin as they are in real life. Wonderful!

02-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Really gorgeous, Nithya!! Wonderful!

02-07-2010, 02:13 PM
Thank you so much Linn, Chammi, Ruthie and Susan!

@Ruthie, I am thrilled with your comment that they look delicate. That was *exactly* my fear for not doing flowers at all, that my style is a little too strong to render them delicately. If they do look so then I am very happy :)

02-07-2010, 10:45 PM
I love the texture of the petals Nithya and the colours are gorgeous! I especially like the third and last one, great job on all!

02-08-2010, 06:05 AM
Nithya------ wow these are amazing. :thumbsup: Beautiful colours well done, love your work:clap: :clap:

Cheers Ann:wave:

02-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Thank you so much Lillian and Ann!