Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Virtual Sketch date painting:flowers

Here is my entry for the Virtual Sketch date for April. Used Oil bars and had fun playing with it. Decided to shift the flowers over to the left instead of in the center like the photo model. Below is the photo model. Virtual Sketch Date address: http://virtualsketchdate.blogspot.com/ to see all the other entries and to join in.
I would love to be able to paint flowers as vividly as the photos, I have problems with the translucent quality of flowers. Anyway it was fun and a good exercise to get back into painting after a long break.

33 comments:

Peggy Fonseca said...

I stand in awe. Your painting took my breath away. Wow! Congratulations.

bluelilac said...

A spectacular painting. Absolutely wonderful!

Mary Jane

BMoon said...

Soft and scrumptious! Lovely.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful. I looked at the enlargement of it and was even more amazed.

Paulette said...

Love the soft look of this and the new composition!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Peggy, bluelilac, BMoon, and Debbie for your kind encouraging comments. I am blown away by your comments. Thank you so much. CnJ

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Paulette for your kind generous comment your comment is truly appreciated.

Clive and Dawn said...

Hi Victoria, I love it, it is beautifully balanced, much more so than the original. I think its awesome.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Dawn for your wonderful comment. So glad you enjoyed it.

ego2005 said...

Magistral work in difficult technique (at least for me).

You did a really nice work.

Congratulations!

leslie said...

Looks like a Monet!

Jeanette said...

I love the colours in this, you've made it so soft and I agree, better than the photo.

Carol said...

This has a real "Monet" feel. Beautiful!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you ego2005,leslie,Jeanette and Carol for your kind encouraging comments. When I was in the middle of painting this one I told my husband this one looks more impressionistic than others I've done. Monet, though, was able to get that translucent look in flowers(seen his flowers close up at a museum exhibition)that I'd love to be able to get, but I am thankful for what has come out of this painting.

Lori Forester said...

Lovely composition and colours. Gorgeous painting. Soft. Beautiful.

Pattie Wall said...

Hey Victoria! This one is grand! Love the edges and your composition switch is perfect. Nice to see you're posting your painting again!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Lori for you kind comment.

Thank you Pattie for great comments too, it is good to hear from you. Yes, it has been a long while since I last posted anything and I am glad to be back at it.

Jennifer Rose said...

this does have a very Monet quality to it :) it is wonderfully done, very soft looking :)

Sydney Harper said...

So soft and yet sunlit. Lovely composition.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Jennifer Rose and Sydney for you kind and encouraging comments.

Claudia said...

Your painting is - in my opinion - one of the best interpretations of the VSD! Congratulations!

Claudia said...

P.S.: Which oil bars did you use (which brand)?

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Claudia for your kind and encouraging comment. I used Shiva Artist's Paint Stiks.

shicat said...

Hi Victoria, VSD painting is lovey. Oil bars? I am amazed at your studio,especially since you live in Japan? It's like your own personal wonderland. Lucky you

Carol O said...

Your painting is so beautiful. Also, I have a crush on your studio.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you shicat for your kind comment. I'm glad you stopped by long enough to view my studio photos. Yes, I count myself very blessed by God for such a wonderful private space. It is a prefab building we and the bank own together until it is paid off in about 5 more years. Yes, I live in Japan but the southern most prefecture, Okinawa, it is on my mother-in-law's leased land over the drive way to the house she owns. She is permanently in a hospital care facility due to a debilitating brain stroke she suffered over 5 almost 6 years ago. We are living in her house and take care of it and her needs.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you to you too Carol O for your kind comment and taking the time to visit my studio photos. I thank God for this studio, it definitely was a gift from God.

MILLY said...

Your picture is beautiful, loved your soft colours.
I think your studio is lovely.

Claudia said...

Thank you, Victoria, for your information on the oil sticks.
Please, do another oil stick painting soon!

Beth said...

It is beautiful!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Milly, Claudia and Beth for your kind and encouraging comments. Claudia, I am working on a series now hope to have at least one finished soon.

Nicole Smith said...

So Pretty!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Thank you Nicole for stopping by and leaving a comment.