I love what you've done with the hibiscus. Very creative. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Sam/Sammy C & C Welcome
Susan- Nice to see you again. Your flower is SO.... fantastic and colorful as always. I was thinking about blue BG too but you'll never know, I might come up with something else or again, may not.
I really miss you and others who I haven't seen for awhile.
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
Sammy- Thanks for joining, hope to see your lovely painting soon.
Great job Susan good to see your paintings again
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Hi Sandy - My hibiscus is 8x10".
I think you are referring also to the Welcome area posting of some other pieces - over at:
Here's what I just posted there:
Chickadee pyrography is on (1400 grit) sanded birch wood
Ostrich is 8x10" Ampersand Pastelbord
Cranes are on Ampersand 8x10" Scratchbord
Brazilian quartz stone sculptures are 1-2" maximal dimensions
Young Charlie Parker portrait is 16x20" Claybord
Best regards - Bob
Sam - Many thanks - have posted a sampling in the Welcome area of this forum:
Got a chance this evening to pop in & check things out. A few of the artists have been busy already, that's great. I'm falling a bit behind - the weekends are my time to catch up on painting usually.
Bob - that is stunning! I love the softness to it, and yet you have a few hard edges as well. Gorgeous blending also.
Fred - when I saw yours, I got the biggest smile on my face. So glad to see you have not lost your touch. This is fun, whimsical, just a great painting.
Susan - very vibrant colors. Love your yellows, and the bit of blue in the flower really makes the red pop.
I hope to have something to post soon, maybe after the weekend. I hope some of the newbie's join in, it's always so much fun to have a group participate! I look forward to seeing everyone's work!
Catch you all later
All comments are welcome!
Bob, lovely work. Susan, thanks for posting the challenge page.
Margo Schwirian Fine Art
Fred, I've seen your bears numerous times on the Wet Canvas Watercolor Gallery site. What fun they are. You should start a cartoon strip!
Susan, what a nice, bright interpretation of the hibiscus. I like your addition of the blue center - it looks great with the red. The deep blue background does make the flower pop.
Heartfelt thanks, Nan and Margo.
Hoping to squeeze in another run at it this busy weekend.
Best regards, Bob
(our jazz combo is playing an open (art) studio in SF this weekend, and each of us is also is also a painter - always talking and thinking art when we play music, and vice versa)
Bob, Nice flower,
Fred, I love you bears and you did a great job on the flower.
Susan, I love the flower, the blue in the center is a nice touch.
I am still working on mine. I hope to be posting it soon.
Happy Painting everyone!
Nancie & Suzanne - Can't wait to see! Mine is still at the "uglies" stage - will work on it more this weekend - - and maybe start it over again if I can't get the "uglies" out!
Wow, Bob - a musician, too! A man of endless talents - how fantastic! Hope you have loads of fun. Invite some of your artist friends to join in our challenges - the more we have participating the more fun and the more learning experience we have!
Off to work now - had to work 1 1/2 hours over this AM and will probably have to do the same tomorrow AM! UGH!
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
My Hibisus, The challenge was fun and hard. I found it hard to get the flower to pop out. Everyone who's flower is already posted did a wonderful job, the colors are great and the bear was cute. Sorry the picture of my flower is so BIG!
All C & C's always welcome
Joyce, Love the flower and esp. the leave. Very nice. You certainly have talent and the flower is not too big at all. Since you said that it's hard to get the flower to pop, a little suggestion here:- make the background in dark color and your flower will POP for sure. As it is, it's very lovely and refreshing. Well done! Keep painting. Can't wait to see your next one.
Joyce, I love your flower and am so glad you are a part of this group. It's simple and fun feeling, makes me smile.