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Anemones

Painting my 'Favourite Plate' still-life was so enjoyable that I decided to have a go at painting this pretty bunch of Anemones. For a start, it's impossible to capture the colour of these blooms (for me anyway) so there has to be an element of compromise. The little china jug too, hasn't been rendered particularly accurately - and the background - well, it just 'evolved'.

This next pic shows the flower heads in detail.

Part way through the first painting I started to wish that I'd gone for a looser feel, so fetched another canvas and started to paint the Anemones again. I prefer this rendition, but perhaps it could only have been achieved because of the observation and labour that went into the first study? Click the pictures to enlarge.

This detail of the flowers shows the brush strokes.

I'm working on some yellow tulips now!

Comments

  1. I love this! I have some anemones just flowered in my garden , fab!

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  2. This painting is wonderful I love it. My favorite so far.

    ~ Julie

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  3. Lucky you to be able to paint loosely, something I shall never achieve. Wonderful sky at night pictures again.

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  4. Noelle, Julie and Cathy - thanks for the praise, which helps keep the doubts at bay! x

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  5. Anemones are one of my favourite flowers,so wonderful to paint.
    Lovely painting.

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