Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring Equinox

Its always uplifting to see blossom beginning to flower in the hedgerows and gardens.
The cherry and peach blossoms sparkling against a blue sky. This time I used a blue mount card for the effect of sky and gouache to capture a Prunus branch in a sheltered spot in the hotel garden. Always better than working!!



I tried to reflect colours in the shadows of the white flowers, and tried not getting too carried away with it!! This small study took about 5 or 6 hours. I will maybe try a larger one soon.
Thanks for following and commenting.
Happy solstice(for yesterday!)

16 comments:

  1. Claire por un momento creí que era una foto, espectacular trabajo y precioso claro. Un saludo

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  2. Just as well you said it was gouache painted on blue mountcard or people would think it's a photo :)) So impressed with your gouache work but then you had me at amaryllis bud :)

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  3. And more particularly your magnificent Hippeastrum bud ...

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  4. It is absolutely fabulous Claire! It's an evocation of spring!
    You should have postcards and cards printed, I bet your hotel guests would buy loads.

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  5. Wonderful branch! I love the way you painted these white flowers, absolutely fantastic!

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  6. Claire, This is so beautiful and refreshing to see! We are having cold rainy dreary weather here, and this has given me a glimpse of spring. Thanks for pointing out how you used the background color in the shadows. It is very effective and pulls the piece together. I can't believe you did this in only 5-6 hours!

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  7. Thanks everyone,xx hope it cheers up soon Janene xx

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  8. Oh Claire, it's just so beautiful, so light and delicate. It's just so nice to see all the buds bursting open again. Your painting captures this new freshness so well. Love the blue background, really goes well with it! You're just getting better and better... the sky's the limit! :) xxx

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  9. Your work never ceases to amaze me,such delicate and diligent work. Happy Spring Equinox! Meanwhile it feels like summer here this week.

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  10. Hooray!! Spring is here. So it would seem from this absolutely divine little piece. x

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  11. Hello,Claire!And welcome to my blog!I love your beautiful works from nature!!!

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  12. Thank you so much Rita, great to meet you :)

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