Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"mARTini Bouquet" by Linda Young

 "mARTini Bouquet" by LRYoung
14 x 17"
Watercolor

This is from an arrangement of flowers that I won a bid on at the mARTini Auction the Carlisle Arts Learning Center had this past November 2012.  That's why I've titled this unfinished painting "mARTini Bouquet".  It lasted quite a long time and the following Monday, I took it to my Monday art class with Jeanne Hartman to have other students work on too.  That class was in November too.

Unfortunately, I was the only one that wanted to do it because all the flowers were white.  Nobody wanted to tackle the white but I thought:  How hard could it be?

Hard!  White is difficult to put variations of color into and I'm even thinking I should outline some of the interior parts of the big mum.  I tried to use a high key palette of color for the centers of them to keep the softness of color.  I suppose I could have just changed the whole look of the flower by making it have hard edges in the inside. Any thoughts?

I will set this one aside for even more time to study it or wait for a revelation!

Linda Young Watercolors P O Box 941 Carlisle, Pa. 17013

6 comments:

Sharon K Benner said...

Lovely watercolor and I think you handled all the white very well. It seem everyone is painting flowers! Spring is a coming!

Linda Young said...

Flowers! Fresh Air, Sunlight....Spring... Plein Air!

Pat Koscienski said...

You handled these whites beautifully, Linda. If you emphasize the center of that mum, you won't need much. The colors are beautiful.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Linda--this is exquisite!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

These smell so good...they are real, right? Beautiful painting, Linda!

Linda Young said...

Ah yes; real and the bouquet actually lasted for nearly two weeks.
Thank you Cecelia, Pat and Claire