Thursday, 5 September 2013

Day 5 - Pansies

Acrylic on board  15.5 x 10.5 cms (4" x 6")

It worked out well having done the two paintings yesterday as I was able to get some other things done today. This painting was the second one I did yesterday which I began working on at around 3pm. I spent just under 2 hours working on it while also juggling phone calls - something urgent came up in the middle of my painting time that had to be attended to by 5pm.

I trotted down to the beach today to take some more art reference shots, I'm just about to upload them and see if I've got some good fodder for tomorrow.
 

12 comments:

  1. Whoops, I scrolled down to far, and put my comment in the wrong post. You can delete it from the other. Anyway, this is a delightful splash of color and charm, Wendy! I love the gorgeous bold colors and the way the shapes and lines make my eye move around the piece. I really admire the contrast you made between the crisp petals and the soft background too!

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    1. Thanks so much Katherine - it was nice to have something a little more pleasing to the eye to post today

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  2. I adore this painting!Excellent work on the petals and background!

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  3. How kind of you Celia! Thanks for visiting and following my progress in the challenge.

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  4. These Pansies are beautiful! Love the different shades of purple and how you did the background. The challenge is going very well, Wendy! Looking forward to see the rest of your paintings!

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    1. Thanks Hilje, I'm enjoying it so far and managing to fit the paintings in around everything else. Will see how I go over the weekend. I hope your painting is coming along well.

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  5. I have enjoyed reading your progress through the challenge so far. You have inspired me to try more flowers. Thank you

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    1. Thanks so much Mo. I loved your geraniums!

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  6. Fantastic, Wendy! You've got a great design, wonderful colors in the pansies, and interesting negative space!

    Very well done!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Robert, and for you very kind comments. I have just been enjoying looking through your blog and your lovely paintings. Good luck with the challenge!

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  7. Okay Mate! G'Day again Wendy!
    I am still playing catch up! But it is fun! So much art to enjoy!
    Love, love the pansies! The colors are bold and bright! The brush are strong and decisive!
    Love the design! The background works well. Helps make the flowers jump to the foreground!
    Nice!
    Now on the cloud painting! (That I love by the way!)
    Michael

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  8. Hi Michael,
    I am still playing catch up responding to your lovely comments! So many compliments to enjoy!
    I'm glad you liked the pansies, they have gone to my sister who also liked them.
    Eeek! the cloud painting!

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