Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Work in Progress



I love Gerber flowers. They are just such cheery and "friendly" flowers, and they come in so many gorgeous, brilliant colors! This is the beginning stages of an acrylic painting of a single Gerber bloom on a 30 by 30 inch canvas. I love how brilliant and clear the red is on these petals. The main color I am using is Liquitex's Naphthol Crimson, which is a transparent pigment. I first began painting in acrylic, with Liquitex paints, and I have pretty much stuck to this brand ever since. I have added a few colors from other manufacturers, but the majority of my acrylics are Liquitex. I understand how they work, at least for me.

Check back to see this one finished and ready to sell.

12 comments:

Kim said...

She'll be a lovely black-eyed lady. Can't wait to see her finished. I know someone who would love this piece.

Lee Ann said...

This one will be gorgeous! By the way, I wanted to thank you for the watercolor tips and tricks posts. I printed them off and only got around to reading them this morning, but they were very helpful. Information I've never seen anywhere else. Thanks!

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
Yes - I think this one will be very beautiful. I have no clue who you have in mind that might love this piece - can you give me a hint? :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Lee Ann,

THANK YOU for letting me know that you found the H2O techniques/tips helpful!!! I wondered if I should continue with these postings as after 3 weeks I was not seeing a huge response - but as long as there are some people benefitting, I will continue for a while longer! :-) Thanks, too, for the response to this work in progress. I am now off to visit your blog!

Joanne said...

Hi Lee Ann,

THANK YOU for letting me know that you found the H2O techniques/tips helpful!!! I wondered if I should continue with these postings as after 3 weeks I was not seeing a huge response - but as long as there are some people benefitting, I will continue for a while longer! :-) Thanks, too, for the response to this work in progress. I am now off to visit your blog!

Janet W said...

Ohhhh, this is going to be lovely, Joanne!

Joanne said...

Hi Janet,
(Is this my really good friend Janet W????)
I did some more work on this painting today - adding more depth of color to those top petals, and it is beginning to look really good... I'll keep posting it as it progresses. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for commenting!

Kim said...

Her name starts with a 'C' and ends with a 'ynthia.'

Joanne said...

Kim,
I am laughing out loud! Too funny!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

I can't wait to see this when it's done! Wow!

I loved reading about the splatter thingy... living and learning, I mean, reading and learning!

paintandink said...

Lovely! Gerbera daisies are my all-time favorite flower! (Almost all of my wedding flowers were gerberas and some of my favorite paintings of my own are also gerberas.)

Joanne said...

Hi Alison!
Yes Gerbera daisies are sooo beautiful. I can't imagine how lovely your wedding flowers must have been! Do you have your paintings of them on your blog? I would love to see them! :-) Thanks for the visit and comments.