Thursday, March 4, 2010

Waiting

6x6 oil on Raymar panel
While waiting for the first blooms of spring I painted this rose from a photo.

Last night I stopped at Trader Joe's to buy some fresh flowers for today's painting. Thanks to Diane Hoeptner who paints beautiful floral paintings in oil. I purchased alstroemeria, they look like little tiger lily's. It will be a challenge to capture the little beauties. Aren't we all so fortunate to be blessed with this love of art. Happy painting everyone.

19 comments:

  1. You are so right. It is a blessing, I must remember that, thank you! This is beautiful! Puts me in mind of my idol, Sargent!

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  2. Beautiful rose Joan! Good luck with the altromerias, they are NOT the easiest flower to paint! ...and thanks a bunch for the shout out. (:

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  3. This painting is so lovely and soft. You captured the delicacy of the petals. Love it!!!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Joan. Wonderful painting. Full marks for this one my friend. You certainly know how to paint Flowers Joan. All the best.
    Vic.

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  5. The dark background is lovely and pushes the soft rose forward! Excellent work, Joan and you have done it so fast!

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  6. Joan..this rose is just lovely...the darks in the background, the soft edges in the foreground...the color choice..just fab.

    P.S. Thanks for your visits and lovely comments on my blog...truly appreciate the kind words!

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  7. Hi Suzanne, thank you so much for the kind words. Sargent is one of my idols as well. I love your most recent painting, that is in progress. I am learning so much from you. Have a great weekend.

    Joan

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  8. Hi Diane, thank you for stopping by and yes, you are so right, they are sooooo difficult to paint. You are welcome for the shout out. Have a great day.

    Joan

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  9. Hi Vic, thank you so much my friend. Doing flowers is helping me with the promise of spring. I love your latest post, left a comment on your blog. Have a great weekend.

    Joan

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  10. Hi Marie, thank you for your very kind words. I was lucky, this little 6x6 painted itself. I love when that happens. Have a great day.

    Joan

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  11. Hi Julie, I love stopping by your blog. Your work is outstanding. Thank you for the very nice comment, it is appreciated. Happy painting

    Joan

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  12. Hi C Hummel, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great day.

    Joan

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  13. Hi Janelle, thank you for the very nice comment. I love the photo of your home. It's lovely, I will be over to leave a comment on your blog.

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  14. This is a beautiful piece. Absolutely captured the flower.

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  15. I know I'm repeating what other people said but you have caputred it's beauty so wonderfully. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  16. Beautiful!! Flowers are truly your forte'.

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  17. Hi Anita, so sorry it took me so long to respond to your very kind comment. I will be visiting you blog. All the best to you.

    Joan

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  18. Hi Sue, thank you for the very king comment. Suzy girl, I am so excited that you are blogging.

    Your very proud cousin
    Joan

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