Saturday, November 10, 2012

Flower Power-Wisteria

 Close ups

Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Lin was the gracious hostess.
 The reference photos were great. I really had a hard time choosing. The animals were very tempting...but wanting to try another floral, I picked the wisteria.

Tried to keep it expressive, painterly, and textured. Don't know if I succeeded, but it was fun trying.
Thanks for looking and commenting.  


 Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com

My Etsy

Psalms 118:24      "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."

19 comments:

  1. Hi Dean. It's a beauty!!! You succeeded on all three counts. I love the brush-strokes in this painting - it looks like your brush danced on the canvas. :)

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    1. Love your phrase "danced on the canvas". There were several times the brush stumbled much like an over imbibed person on the dance floor. :)
      Thanks Kathryn.

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    2. You covered up the "stumbles" well. :)

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  2. absolutely...you succeeded! Beautifully painted :)

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  3. Thank you, Celeste.
    I liked your 'figure as the focal point' post today.

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  4. Stunning work, Dean. I love the soft lilac color too. I'm always reminded of England when I see wisteria, for some reason.

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  5. Thanks, Sherry!
    Maybe this flower reminds you of England because they are so commonly portrayed as climbing up stately stone walls.

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  6. You nailed the lovely color of wisteria and I like the close ups of the fun brushwork!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I had a heck of a time getting enough zing into the chroma. This started really dull...I had to push the color and contrast.

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  7. Beautifully done. So delicate.

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    1. Hi. Lokelani! Thank you and good to "see" you!

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  8. Beautiful Dean, Love the soft petals. Wisteria is one of my favorites!

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    1. I didn't even know what a wisteria was until I did this flower. It sounds like a flower having a nervous breakdown (hysteria?). :)
      Thanks for your kind words, Sunny.

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    1. Thank you, Steinuun, my friend.

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  10. Excellent work, Dean.!! Such a beautiful color on this flower!!!

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  11. fabuolus paintings,so colorful and very beautiful, i loved all,especially the horses and street painting,its soo fantastic and dreaming,great work.

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