Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Midsummer Amaryllis

Behold the lovely Amaryllis. I can't forget the first time I saw one of these plants, because it had that, "This just can't be real," appearance. The stems were very, very long and coming from a much smaller pot, but atop the stems were these great, big, enormous, exquisite and showy red blooms. It was only a few years ago, and I had no idea such a beautiful plant even existed.

The blossoms fit my concept perfectly for what I was trying to paint today which was a vignette. I painted two of them, which are quite similar, and I still have another idea for a third which is not a vignette but a gradated background. This first one I took from a photo that I had photoshopped with a special effect that had a lot of exaggerated shadowing on the right sides. The second one is more or less a loosey, goosey watercolor with no special effects.

Hopefully tomorrow I will do the third one.

Anyway I have placed the first one up for adoption on my Etsy site, DreamON. You can find out more about it there including how you may purchase it by clicking here.


fluffnflowers said...

Those are stunning. Amaryllis are pretty popular subjects, but I don't think I've ever seen any paintings quite as...don't quite know the word, but it's positive! Excellent job, but I'm sure you know that! :)

DreamON said...

fluffnflowers, Thanks for your kind words of appreciation!

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