Saturday, September 27, 2008

"FOR YOU"

Posted by Picasa Acrylic and Oil
What a wonderful afternoon of painting! This is for the monthly references from "Virtual Sketch Date". Someone mentioned using black as their ground and, altough I dont use black, I may try using this dark background color as a ground...

20 comments:

Kari Gibson said...

Fabulous! You got the light on the bowl and the softness of the petals beautifully. Lovely interpretation.

Stacy said...

I like the change in color for the tabletop. Your light petals really pop and come forward against the dark background. Nicely done.

susan said...

Laine, this is so very pretty/actually beautiful. You did a wonderful job!

Jennifer Rose said...

great painting :D Full of a lot of textures. I like the colour change of the tabletop too, the colour goes really well with the pale flowers.

Rose Welty said...

As others have said, that complementary table top is very effective. I really like this!

Ann said...

Awesome painting! I love the contrast yet still maintaining those soft petals. Beautiful works here, I really enjoyed my visit!

Barbara Pask said...

Very nice Laine, I like using dark backgrounds for still lifes too, it really makes your subject pop.

leslie said...

Very nice.
Do you color the entire piece dark to begin with, then apply colors over the dark?

Regina Calton Burchett said...

I really like your piece - lots of energy and texture. And the table top color adds a lot to the overall piece. Very pretty!

Gail said...

Beautiful work Laine, I love the richness of your colors and that background pulls it all together. Great brushwork technique.

Valerie Jones said...

Lovely! I like that you changed the color of the table. Everything ties together nicely.

Dianne Mize said...

That dark really works to make it pop. Good job.

Jo Castillo said...

All of the above. Very lively color and texture.

Marion said...

Wonderful piece of work.

Paulette said...

Very bold!
Beautiful work!

Melissa Muirhead said...

Just gorgeous - those petals are amazing

Vivienne said...

This is divine. I love the thick paint, energetic brushstrokes and colour choices. Masterful!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I agree... beautiful... really cool

kay susan said...

Just caught up with this - what a striking interpretation! I like the colours you used, especially that cool tabletop colour.

Sherry said...

Nothing like coming in late! I've seen lots of versions of this photo, and your is one of my favorites. Love the dramatic background against the tender pink petals and reflections.