Monday, May 12, 2008

Thanks E-J


Got up my nerve with the wonderful Schmincke Prussian Blue and some leftover green from the palette.


E-J sent me a photo of this beautiful orange tulip so I decided to try and paint it. Lost my nerve when it came to the dark background—maybe later. I am enjoying experimenting with the Pentel brush pen for landscapes and flowers and still trying to tackle watercolors.

12 comments:

E-J said...

It's lovely, Jennifer! Would be fascinating to compare this with a dark-backgrounded version at some point. I'm happy the photo gave you some pleasure.

Betty said...

I don't know what it looks like with a dark background, but it's really very nice with a light one!!

Anita Davies said...

Love the simplicity of those leaves.

Andres said...

It's nice with the white background, but the Prussian makes it great.
-andres

Arty Velarde said...

Hey Jennifer, thanks for your comment on my blog. I just used glue stick to glue the tissue paper down on my watercolor moleskine.
BTW your painting will hang in a nice place in my kitchen. I haven't framed it yet though....

MaryO said...

Nice work on the tulip! The dark background makes it POP!

Shirley said...

LOVE the dark background. Thanks for showing us both.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wonderful choice. That Prussian Blue doesn't take prisoners, does it?!!

E-J said...

It was lovely before but the new background really gives it zing! Glad you were brave enough to try it :)

Sandy said...

Brave is the word, I always think I will ruin a sketch but know I must try to learn, This sketch works in both renditions, The indigo does give it depth though. thanks for posting both!

seesue said...

Jennifer, your stuff is terrific! I'm sure glad that you scraped up the courage to add the blue bkgrnd.

laureline said...

Jennifer, this is so bold and arresting! I love the chiseled look of the flower. It reminds me a tiny bit of Charles Rennie MacIntosh's watercolors. The addition of the Prussian blue in the background was very successful.