Thursday, October 30, 2008

Flower Show

I used to be quite into gardening and flower arrangements. I was president of a federated garden club in Richmond, VA and entered a flower show once. The competitions are fierce. While my arrangement was pretty good, I was way off in presentation without enough scene-setting paraphernalia.

Of course I learned this from my mother who was in the garden club wherever we lived. When I paint florals I imagine that I am arranging flowers. Is it a hogarth curve, a triangle, a mass? I painted this last weekend thinking of an armful of fall grasses, ferns, and coleus with a few lilies added for color. To me, it is a mass with a touch of hogarth (up on the left, down on the right).

Here is Fall Flowers, 11" x 15", original watercolor painting available in my Etsy Shop.


The Muse said...

I love the colors you have used here...they bring fall to mind...warm and rich...I like this work a great deal!

earmark said...

your work is breathtaking! Lovely blog!

ESCUDERO said...

Hi Linda I haven't seen you around for a while. Really like this floral. Are you going to go impressionistic on the landscape? It seems that that is when you shine. I'll be very curious to see what you do with that same scenery. Good job Linda - bye - Veronica