Saturday, 4 January 2014

#3 of 30

"Himalayan Blue Poppy"
6"x 6" - Oil on Canvas 

#3 of 30 . . . . .what can I say. . . the day got away with me yesterday.   I started painting and had a visit from a  dear friend. . . . .painting had to wait!  So, I will have to squeeze two in to a day along the way.  Perhaps tomorrow!

One year my daughter and son-in-law gifted me with an annual pass to Buchart Gardens.  What a delightful gift it was!!  This was painted from a photograph that I took of the Himalayan Blue poppies that they grow there.  They are so beautiful and though I haven't captured it very well here the petals have a wonderful gossamer effect, so delicate.  There is one large bed that is planted in front of a vibrant orange bush, I think perhaps a rhodo, but I don't recall off the top of my head.  Regardless, the contrast between the blue of the poppies and the orange flowers on the shrub is something to behold!

Of course, I let this one dictate to me and it got precious and I put in far too much detail!  Hence it took me far longer than it needed too!!


  1. It's lovely, Sharlene, thank you for posting this on FB so I can easily click the link, it makes it easy for those of us who really want to see the processes and daily words during this mind boggling challenge. I am unfamiliar still with the easy working of, I appreciate the posting of the link in FB. You know, looking at this photo again, you really did an amazing painting in just one day, love it!

    1. I agree, Facebook is a great tool and it's great how Blogger networks to post our posts there!

    2. Thanks for your lovely comments Mary Ann!
      Did you figure out how to share your blog post on FB? If not, one you have published your blog, just go to "view blog" up at the top left and you will find a FB share button at the bottom of the post.
      Happy Painting!

  2. I've said it before, but I'm saying it again, you have really hit you stride, Swan!
    Love this comment ... "I let this one dictate to me and it got precious ..."
    I've come to accept that that happens, why fight it when it does? xox

    1. Thanks so much Pidge! I really do value your input.
      I realized halfway through that what I had done, as far as tightening up, but at that point it was either wipe it or just continue on. I would have been much further ahead if I had blocked my colours in first instead of heading right for the nit picky stuff!