Today is the day we have to have our submissions posted for the September virtual sketch date.
The reference image was a still life of peonies against a black background.
Here is mine.
I started putting in the dark background and then had a change of heart, finding it too overpowering.
This was a tough one for me.
I had difficulty with the vase and all the light and reflections going on. I think I may have overworked it. I will try a second attempt, but I wanted to post this now to get it in on time.
The kids and I are battling over computer time. It seems Runescape is taking priority right now, ....it may be time for another craft.
see you later
This is lovely. I like the background!ReplyDelete
I think you have made a beautiful painting. We all have struggled with the background and I love the way you have solved it. Oh, gosh, that bowl was a difficult one - again you have done a beautiful job. I love your way with watercolour.ReplyDelete
Gail, I like your colorful background. It goes well with the delicate petals. That vase was tricky but yours works well. I like the strong blue shadows in the petals too.ReplyDelete
Looks very good to me. You're watercolors are awesome!ReplyDelete
I really like this one. The transition from light to dark in the background works very well against the paleness of the vase and flowers.ReplyDelete
All the colours are great! Like the touch of blue within the petals :)ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous color! I love this and only wish I could get results with watercolor such as this.ReplyDelete
You have a great blog, love the projects and I know I'll be back!
You have one of the best backgrounds this month! I really like it.ReplyDelete
Your painting is so very pretty.ReplyDelete
The more I visit with all the Virtual Sketch Daters, the more I am convinced that this was a tough reference photo.
I do like that you chose to create a different background - very nice watercolor!ReplyDelete
I really like your background and the way the left side of the flower melts into the background. It is so interesting to see different approaches to the same subject.ReplyDelete
Gail, I love the way the light from the left bathes the flower. I'm SO glad you had a change of heart about the dark background. I really like the way you've interpreted the entire subject.ReplyDelete
Hi Gail. Great vivid, pure, bright color! I really like that you can tell it's a watercolor--you brought out eh best of the medium!ReplyDelete
This is so lovely. I love the wet into wet. The flower really pops. Your blog is such fun. See you again!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is lovely. Especially like the backgroundReplyDelete
I love how this looks full of light!ReplyDelete
I love this and I think the background is just gorgeous in itself.ReplyDelete
Lovely watery water colour. I like the blooms of colour in the background and the way the background edge meets the petals. Great stuff.ReplyDelete
I think you did a wonderful job on this. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love your watercolor. So open and fresh, so much color.ReplyDelete