Sunday, April 6, 2014

Golden Plumeria

This is another painting that was started a long time ago.  The background was done but nothing else.  In person, the blue is much prettier.  It is a clear, cool blue, but this is how my camera saw it.  I'm not into painting flowers as much as I used to be, but it feels good to finish another unfinished project.

Hot press paper isn't usually my favorite surface on which to paint but this wasn't too bad.  The paint tends to sit on the surface of the paper rather than settling in so it is really easy to lift but harder to build up glazes without lifting what you don't want lifted.  You can see the unevenness in the background.  It is hard to get a smooth wash on this surface too, but in person, you can see the granulation of the pigment rather than splotchiness, which is actually very interesting.

10 comments:

  1. Goofy of me, but for some reason, I was reminded of the vanilla bean. Love the colors within the petals and I think the background color looks beautiful. Like a perfectly clear sky!

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  2. I'm not sure why this reminds you of a vanilla bean Sherry. Do those plants have flowers? Anyway thank you. : )

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  3. Was getting ready to gmail you when I saw this as I was worried, hadn't seen anything and thought you might be blue. Well, you were blue but in a good way. Looking good.

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  4. I like the unevenness of the background... it's very interesting in a subtle way. The blue really sets the flowers off too.

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  5. This is so beautiful, Nancy! I love the way you painted the flowers and I also really like the way the background came out!

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  6. This is stunning Nancy! I take it that Plumeria are the same plant as what we call Frangipani?

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  7. Yes Wendy, Plumeria and Frangipani are the same plant. I love the look and especially the smell of these wonderful flowers.

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