Monday, 20 May 2013

Variety of Approaches 3 :Delphiniums

Here is my final selection of approaches, this time Delphiniums. I have tried endlessly to grow these in my garden, both in the soil and in pots but they continue to elude me. I am however totally fascinated by their majestic form and their beautiful colours. I hope you enjoy looking. By next week I will have finished my stint at the University and hopefully I will be back to painting as normal. Can't wait!!


Watercolour on Paper


Watercolour over crumpled tissue paper


Textured background using salt.

Collage on a painted ground


Plenty of white gouache



The most recent attempt.

Sorry, no titles and no detail of paper paint etc as they have been painted over some time and I never keep a record of that sort of thing unless they have appeared previously on this site.

12 comments:

  1. i love your painting so much....so beautiful and so great work and so lovely...........and....and...you are a great artist
    greetings maria

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    1. You flatter me, Maria by calling me a great artist, but thank you all the same. I am glad you enjoy looking.

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  2. Beautiful paintings! It's easy to see why you are so succesful at painting flowers, you practice a lot! Each painting is special in a unique way.

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    1. Thanks Celia. Yes I am a great believer that painting is like any other skill and can be improved by lots of practice!

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  3. These are all so lovely. I especially like the next to last

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    1. Thanks Polly, Yes the last couple are the most up-to-date and I like those too!

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  4. Like them all but prefer the last three (looser!).

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    1. Couldn't agree more Peter, but it is interesting to see how my approach has developed recently.

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  5. Hermosas y frescas pinturas, en todos los estilos, las espuelas de caballero son preciosas y están muy bien logradas!!!Saludos

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments Mercedes. Larkspur (Delphiniums) are truly inspirational.

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  6. Thank you Kathryn.Sorry there have been no new flower paintings just lately but I will get back to it when life settles down a bit.

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