Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Yarrow



I have a lovely yarrow plant in my garden with a very complex structure, composed of many tiny flowerettes in shades of yellow, peach and dusty pink. I tried to simplify it in this painting. I succeeded to the point that the flower has become unrecognizable.

22 comments:

Ann said...

It does not matter to me, beautiful color, gorgeous leaves, and I love that vase!

Carol said...

Your yarrow is really lovely and expressive, but it can be frustrating when you are trying to match what's in your mind. Sometimes its good to celebrate the surprises.

Shirley said...

But this is still a fantastic flower painting. I love the color of the flowers and your handling of the glass.

PamYla said...

Sharon your yarrow looks great! I love the colors and the beautiful vase you have painted also

kazumiwannabe said...

I don't know what yarrow is but I think your painting is beautiful!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

oh, gorgeous!

Diahn said...

And yet, you've captured the warmth of a summer's day...hmmm. seems to me that makes it quite a success!

I love it...

A Brush with Color said...

Now, that is just stunning! I absolutely love this! Fabulous job on the whole thing. Lovely!

A Brush with Color said...

ps
Incidentally, our yarrow appears first as a red flower, then orange, then yellow--and your rendition is much nicer than trying to depict every single complex part of it--truly lovely.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Well, it's lovely whether you recognize the flower or not, girl! (I had no idea yarrow came in colors, I'm only familiar with the wild version.)

Maybe a bit of directed and controlled spatter to suggest the florets, while still keeping your beautiful, loose, flowing effect?

Sandy said...

Just fabulous, sketches like this are why I try to paint!

Christie said...

I love this just as it is, and going further might just detract from the whole. If it were me, I might try a separate study zooming in on one blossom cluster. Frisket, maybe, in spots and dots, w/ color washed over?

Sharon said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Cathy, I appreciate the suggestion and will give splatters a try!

willow said...

Who cares if you can recognize the flower! It is beautiful!!!

africantapestry said...

Recognisable or not, I love this painting!It is so vibrant and full of freeflowing summer cheer...it needs a signature and frame I think!
Ronell

ParisBreakfasts said...

Lovely delicious painting !

janabouc said...

Delightful!

caseytoussaint said...

This is beautiful, Sharon! The color is fantastic and your watercolor technique excellent.

mARTa said...

I like that it lacks detail.....it's beautiful!

paris parfait said...

That is a wonderful painting!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Just beautiful! I love your colors. The vase is great.

laura said...

This is really just breathtakingly beautiful: such a lovely subject and such an immediate, fresh handling. The luminosity in the glass vase is great, as are the range of colors you get from orange through green!