Monday, March 28, 2011

Ranunculas Gone Wild

8" X 8" oil on board

Ranunculas are one of my favorite flowers and I was delighted to get to paint them as a demo for some new students.  I really like the wild directions the stems take as well as the beautiful colors they come in.


$100

19 comments:

  1. Ooh, I, too, love ranunculus (sp?)! And I love the colors you've been using lately. Nice!

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  2. I like these too and have never had any in my yard. The colors are wonderful. Really set off nice with the shadows in the deeper color on the blue.

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  3. I like how you stepped back and enlarged the backdrop to show the still life set-up. Very colorful!

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  4. the green glass on your last posts are so excellent and now these lovely spots of hot color against the cool.You're on a roll!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love the looseness of your brushwork and the palette!

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  6. What a creative composition, yet again...and a masterful painting. well done! P.S. like the new look for your blog

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  7. I haven't a clue as to what ranunculas look like Dana, but these are sure fabulous. I love the set up on this one and is that an olive jar???

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  8. Beautiful colors and compostion. The shadow on the blue fabric really adds a lot. Great lighting as well.

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  9. Ranunculus are one of my favorite flowers too! Love the tissue paper quality of their petals.
    You have captured them nicely in this painting.
    Kim

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  10. Gorgeous! Love your composition!

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  11. Fabulous job on the flowers. Just love them!

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  12. Yay! very exciting painting, Dana. Eye popping color and sweet composition!! Oh, I just can't wait to get back in my studio to paint, thanks for the inspiration!!

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  13. I've always felt Ranunculas would be the perfect flower if they had a smell that equaled their beauty. Your color choices here with the blue rectangle and the flowers is exciting to look at. This one looks like you laid down a lot of strokes and didn't fuss over them, which is a quality I enjoy seeing and something I need to practice myself. Beautiful!

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  14. striking color and really interesting composition!

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  15. You took a bouquet of intense, saturated colors and made it harmonious! What's your next magic trick going to be?

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  16. I love all your work Dana, this one in particular, the subtle greens and sense of warm light really works well with this piece.

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  17. This is superb! And your Road Traveled is also outstanding, I came here to comment on it but forgot I still hadn't told you how I love this one. Both, fantastic.

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