Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dogwood Blossoms

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9"x 8" oil on canvas. Available.

I wanted to paint this spring favorite in a different motif than I usually see. Most artwork of dogwood blossoms that I've seen have been watercolor paintings in overall pastel colors. I guess I just like adding a little drama in the everyday things around me. This composition and style vase looks very Asian inspired, so the red surface was just what the painting needed.


Dar Presto said...

This is beautiful. I admire the way in which you captured the delicate nature of the petals with an economy of expressive brushwork and well chosen color/value. I will certainly continue to visit your lovely work.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks for visiting and I'm so glad that you see something to inspire you! You have some very promising work and daily painting will cause you to grow in leaps and bounds! You are very good for a beginner, so keep it up. Be sure you check out some of my "favorite links" for further study. said...

Marilyn, thank you for stoping by my "San Marco" first layer painting, hahahahah! yes, I have some desire to leave the painting like that, in the photo looks much finished, but the canvas surface need more work......hope not to loose that free effect as you said.
Your first plain air work on "Lake Livsey" is wonderful, it is very hard to work out doors , that I know, your beautiful Shad-o I like him as my Humi friend, take a look to the webpage of my dog in my website, send me a photo of Shad-o to add him to Humi s page.,.
Thanks and keep your wonderful work.
Your friend.

Tom Brown said...

Hi Marilyn. Recently we exchanged thoughts about painting on location and I suggested you pare down your packing list. On my blog today I show the lightweight easel setup I often use. This and everything I need for painting outdoors can be carried in one hand. I thought you might like to see it.