Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yellow Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

Couldn't resist picking these yellow wild flowers.  Came home put them in a pewter container and painted this 6X8 oil on canvas panel.  Still needs a little tweaking.

Today my Holbein Artist Gouache set came and I started playing , they are challenging but you know how I love a challenge.  What 's great about them, you could paint opaque or translucent like watercolors.  Really nice.

Gotta go, Mike just told me my favorite show is on, will return bright and early tomorrow to visit your blogs.  Happy painting everyone.

26 comments:

  1. Joan when I saw this I just had to tell you...
    I love your style, the way you bring it together without that cut out paper pasted look.
    Your work reminds me so much of Helen Van Wyk.
    I watched all of her shows years ago, but never could quite 'get it'...
    Since I do watercolors I too have always been interested in gouache, from what I understand thats what Andrew Wyeth used as his medium.
    Have fun trying and let us know.. BJ

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    1. Hi BJ,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Oh yes, Helen Van Wyk. I also studied her , she was a wonderful teacher. BJ, I love painting in gouache, it can be used like a watercolor or oil, it's great. Yes I am having fun learning all I can about the medium.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. I love this one Joan! Please don't critique your work...the world will do it for you. I feel your work is expressed beautifully with an open heart. All the proper methods in the world can't capture that ;0)

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. I love playing with paint and love painting from life.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Dear Joan, your flowers are wild and wonderful! Good work with gouache! Your work with the oil keeps the light and the freshness of the subject so perfectly! I LOVE your work!Have nice week end!

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I just came from your blog, and your work is excellent.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Glad you picked and painted these! Doug

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    1. Hi Douglas,

      Thank you and yes, Mike and I on one of the evening walks came across these lovely wild flowers. It was fun to pick and paint them.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. This pewter container is really beautiful with these wild flowers...
    Gorgeous piece, Joan.!! (definitely a favorite)

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    1. Hi Hilda,

      Thank you, the pewter container just called to the wild flowers, and then I painted them. Couldn't resist.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Hi Joan!... A light... colour-filled rendering of the floral aspects of the painting and a lovely close interpretation of the pewter container!

    I love your oil paintings/sketches Joan! Plug ahead with these... they are definitely a forte!

    Good Painting!... and Happy Summer to you and Mike!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for the encouragement, having a ball this summer.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Lovely work as always, Joan. I agree with BJ .. I love your style of painting in oil ... superb use of colour and tone. A very nice piece indeed.

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    1. Thank you Michael, an update on gouache, loved the Holbein, great for plein air they stay wet so easy to paint wet into wet. I am waiting for my Winsor and Newton designer gouache set to arrive. Also Ralph Parker uses da vinci gouache. I order 3 tubes and crescent board. Do I get carried away or what. Thanks again for directing me to Ralph's blog.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  8. Joan, this has such a lovely summers day tranquility about it. Gorgeous.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you for the that wonderful comment, it's so very appreciated. Love your latest post.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. Hi Joan.
    It is difficult to beat all that has been said above my friend. This painting of these wild flowers is second to none. Beautifullly painted, and the background colours are fantastic also. I always have great difficulty with my backgrounds Joan. but you seem not to. Lovely, Lovely and Lovely. How can one go beyond full marks? probably full marks plus one more? All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. Hi Vic,
      You always put a smile on my face with your very generous comments. I can't imagine you having difficulty with backgrounds or anything else for that matter. You have always inspired and encouraged me, thank you again my friend.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  10. Very nice Joan. I love the small format, I find it makes them even more interesting. Do you belong to a daily painting site?

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    1. Hi Krista,

      Thank you so much for the visit and kind words. I did try one the daily painting sites, but want to research more sites before I join. How about you? Love the work you are producing.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  11. The color just sings in this piece - how beautiful it is!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thank you so much for the very kind words. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  12. Inspirational... very strong and energetic.

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Thank you so much. I will be visiting your shortly.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  13. I love your picture, I was working with a student and we were talking about hard and soft edges, your picture is a great example of that at work. I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Thank you so much, your lovely comment just made my day.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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