Sunday, May 12, 2013

Perfect Partners

Going through my reference photos for the millionth time, a photo I took at Longleat House caught my eye.  I don't know why something that I've previously passed over suddenly shouts "Paint me!", but it happens all the time, maybe as my style evolves I become more adept at adapting promising references into good paintings?

This time it was a photo of a herbaceous border with red poppies and purple allium, I played with a few different compositions in thumbnail sketches and finally decided to have the poppies in the foreground with a diagonal sweep, and alliums in the background.

Perfect Partners
Watercolour, 15" x 11"


14 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Ruth,
Your work is always beautiful!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Laura Leeder said...

I love this combination of colors Ruth!

Catharina Engberg said...

Looks beautyful with that light in the volett flowers! Great work!

renate said...

Hello Ruth:) So beautiful! I love the color combination and the way you painted both flowers. Very nice!

Polly Birchall said...

I love your flower paintings. I am glad to find your blog so I can see more of your work.

Debbie Nolan said...

This is simply lovely...the design works so well. Love the blend of colors you chose as well.

Caro said...

So beautiful!!!
I love this combination and the lights in the violett flowers.

Isabel P. Lima said...

Fantastic Works.I love your flowers watercolors.
Greetings.
Isabel.

victoria eugenia said...

Preciosas flores....mis felicitaciones.

Satpal Kadole said...

Beautiful paintings..Thanks for sharing.

guinevere said...

I love this painting, something about the composition speaks to me. :)

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Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Elizabeth Merchant said...

'Perfect Parnters' , 'The President' - reminds me of why I love flowers. I have bookmarked your site and will periodically return.

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