Friday, May 15, 2009

"Wind Tossed" - SOLD



There's a whole slew of these flowers that have popped up across the road from our house. They are really lovely. Unfortunately this one changed considerably while I was painting it, and so the details I intended to add at the end were abandoned. But I liked it well enough without. I liked this flower specifically because it wasn't perfect ... it was a bit wind tossed.

3 comments:

noelgarner said...

Carol, love your blog, but no way of coming on one of your courses because I'm in the UK. So a question please about your yellow flower. I can see you have laid in the orange/browns first and then cut round into it afterwards with the dark greens, but how did you manage to place darker orange strokes on top of the lighter orange/yellow without smudging? I can see you have some sharp edges. I'm guessing that the first colour was very dilute with turps and with a warm outside breeze it dried very quickly. Am I about right?

MooPig_Wisdom said...

Exquisite... subject is exactly the condition of our gardens here in Bryan Texas, blooms every where...
as usual, good show,
PDnF

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys!

Noel, to answer your question, whenever I have to lay paint on top of another, I go for short, strokes with more paint, and generally have to reload after each one. And you're right, the first strokes in that spot were probably a little thinner with that in mind.