Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Virtual Sketch Draw


My most recent attempt to paint a tree peony which is this month's subject for virtual sketch draw.

34 comments:

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

Oh, my, that's lovely! The contrast is gorgeous...

Sandy said...

simply fabulous!

Stacy said...

I really like how you used the red in the center of the peony and played it off the green leaf. The edges of your petals are fantastic too. Thank you for the beautiful and challenging reference.

susan said...

this is absolutely beautiful!

Virginia said...

oh, sharon, this is lovely. hmmmmmm.

Andy said...

First of all many thanks for your excellent ref photo. Your painting really works, composition and colours are both successful.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love the pinks with the greys, and the looseness of your brushstrokes - lovely painting. My thanks too for the ref... who could resist!?

Kari Gibson said...

Oh, wow, that is fantastic - thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration - your photo was so enjoyable to paint!

shicat said...

This is just so sweet and tender, i love it. I loved this month's reference photo. thank you this is too much fun.

freebird said...

I love how you pulled out the deeper color in this version. It looks much more alive.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Really nice watercolor - and this was such a beautiful flower!

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice. Really like the pinks you have made. :)

Ann said...

Beautiful!

Rose Welty said...

I really like the simple composition and pattern of values here. Well done. Thank you for the reference, everyone had great fun with it.

leslie said...

Beautiful edge between the flower and the background!
Thank you so much, Sharon, for sharing this photograph.
It really was hard to top it!

Carolyn said...

I really like the dark background as it heightens the contrast.

BMoon said...

Your dark background works beautifully and I especially love the luscious greens you chose for the leaves.

Sharon said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!I really enjoyed looking at everyone's interpretation of the photo.

Gail said...

Sharon, love the edge of the petals, seems to flow so effortlessly, great piece.

June said...

It's all been said. Stupendous job! June

Jennifer Lawson said...

Another wonderful painting, Sharon. I love the petals against the dark background.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

beautiful

Dianne Mize said...

This is lovely. I like the way you cropped it. Makes for a stunning composition.

laura said...

It's beautiful, Sharon. I love the gray of the tabeltop, but mostly I love how wetly you painted it, how you let the paint diffuse; it has a very Romantic feel to it!
And thanks for the reference photo--it's really lovely, and I can see myself doing it again!

Paulette said...

Lovely work!
Nice colour choices!

mia said...

yes! really lovely!

Vivienne said...

Thank you for posting such a lovely photo ref for us all to enjoy. Your interpretation is great... loose and warm and strikingly elegant.

africantapestry said...

Beautiful sharon! I also like your previous post's paintings...yes, even the anemic one!
ronell

MaryAnn Cleary said...

What a lovely interpretation! Beautiful!

Lisalou said...

Unbelievable! So perfect!! Lisa

willow said...

Gorgeous! And just like the photo!

Sherry said...

Oooooh. Pretty!

Quilt Knit said...

So, delicate, so soft. so lively. I just love your touch.

Sherrie Roberts

Sherry said...

I finally followed your link to the VIrtual Sketch Date site. Very cool! I think I'll try a couple of these. Your photo and your watercolor of the peony are both charming.