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:

Shelley Smart said...

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

Kathy Cousart said...

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.

Pattie Wall said...

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

mary maxam said...

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!

Pam Holnback said...

Great looseness. Great shadows.

Dayna Talbot said...

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

Julie Hill said...

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

AutumnLeaves said...

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???

Catherine Jeffrey said...

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

Kim Blair said...

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

Kim said...

Gorgeous! Love your composition!

Karen Bruson said...

Fabulous job on the flowers. Just love them!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

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!!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

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!

Tim Robinson said...

Looks great!

Sandra Galda said...

striking color and really interesting composition!

shirley fachilla said...

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

Dave Froude said...

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

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

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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