Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ranunculus in a Mexican Vase, oil 12x16



This vase is so great.  Another Mexican souvenir (apparently I only managed to buy stuff for myself this time :0).  These cheerful orange, yellow & white ranunculus flowers are perfect colors for it.  Flowers are so hard.  I think you have to ignore what their shapes really are and just paint what they FEEL like.  Well, to me, today, this is what they felt like.

4 comments:

Katie May said...

I love love love your paintings! I mean I really LOVE them...I love that they all give you such a feeling...Like this one, or the Al-Fred one or the East Beach Date...I really enjoy your work. I added you as a favorite to my blog...Is that ok?

Paula Villanova said...

I like the way the vase turned out. Having seen it, I don't even know where I would begin painting it. You managed to keep the look of it without getting caught up with each little detail.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Thanks Katie and Paula - Paula - I know what you mean about the crazy little details - I swear I 'squinted' for 2 hours straight!

And Katie May (I love your name as well as your blog) I'm flattered that you added me... and next time I update I'll add you to mine, too!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Impressive. I love it.