Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pretty Potted Plants!

My last post was a watercolor I painted then hadn't posted here.  This is a gouache piece I painted a month or so ago at Arlington Garden before the red poppies started blooming.  It started off as an overcast day, no sun, no shadows.  No red poppies yet.  I found this nice arrangement of potted plants and thought they would be fun to try in gouache.  Gouache dries faster than watercolor, and with no sun, that was another deciding factor.  In my photo you can see a bit of a pretty espalier against the wall that really caught my eye but I didn't have room to include it.  The sun came out when we were finishing up so I took a photo to be able to add some shadows later.  I'll be back again to paint in this small area of Arlington Garden.

5 x 7" Gouache


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    1. Thanks Joani! This went better than I thought it would.

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  2. Dear Sherry - this is so lovely. I just enjoy seeing garden scenes and you certainly captured this so well. Liked the use of your gouache. It is something I have not worked with a great deal. Will remember though that it dries faster than watercolor so would be certainly better in plein aire for that reason. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

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    1. Hi Debbie, thank you for such great comments. Hope your Mother's Day was nice too!

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  3. BEautiful, Sherry. I love your rich dark purples - makes every thing pop.

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    1. Thanks Terry! When I went back to this one, it looked better than I remembered.

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  4. Good inspiration and lovely painting.
    Best wishes from Brasil: Geraldo

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