Friday, April 24, 2009

April Virtual Sketch Date

"Bud" - 6x6 Oils on Gessoed Masonite
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Here is my entry for the April Virtual Sketch Date Challenge. The original photograph of this Rhododendron Bud was provided by Jeanette Jobson and can be seen on the VSD blog. My inspiration for the simple light colored background came from Diane Hoeptner - She is fabulous when it comes to florals!

12 comments:

bluelilac said...

Your painting is beautiful! The way you captured the light creates a refreshing approach. I had a lot of trouble finding the light in it. But you created it brilliantly.

Olga Wagner said...

Thank you very much - normally don't paint flowers - but had a good time experimenting

Jeanette said...

This has real depth to it. I like it a lot.

I'm not a flower painter at all but like to push myself outside my comfort zone now and then.

Paulette said...

Love how you handled this! The strokes that give it a dreamy look.

Sheila said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Lori Forester said...

This is a beautiful painting. It is so soft and delicate. The way you have used light is incredible. I feel like I could almost reach out and touch this bud.

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Olga.

Vern Schwarz said...

Olga, best of luck on the challenge. You've definitely given this flower life...very nice.

Jennifer Rose said...

lots of beautiful colour here :) nicely done.

Sydney Harper said...

Beautifully done! You captured the texture of the flowers very well.

Olga Wagner said...

thank you all!!!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Very nice! It caused me to take a 2nd look and study it.