Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers day

Attempt #1 -nice painting but does NOT look like the soft delicate colors of the original

So i bought this plant with the excuse..ummm mothers day is coming was my excuse...and i will try to paint it was the other...:> on one of my jillion trips thru publixs last week getting graduation table decorations and a cake... and painted these on Thursday nite...so now I am posting them with happy mothers day wishes to you all...
Number two...not great composition...and all the same tone
I am not particularly happy with them...the reiger begonias flowers are so delicate and pale pink but were EXTREMELY difficult to capture in wc...they turned into a pink puddle...and a pale one at that...i tried three different times...THE last try...i give up...pale but no definition at all...

stayed up till 1 am when i had to get up and drive to Atlanta for graduation the next day...not good....so the next morning i bought another begonia on my last trip thru publix ...reddish orange and yellow...

3 comments:

Jenny said...

All of your attempts are lovely. You just wanted an excuse to buy another plant! *lol*

Hope you have a great time on graduation day. Great event for Mother's Day.

Lin said...

OHHH Maggie -- I agree with Jenny -- they're all beautiful ...!!! love the loose feeling of them!

Dave said...

Just wanted to let you know, since I enjoy your blog, I have tagged you. If you don't already know about it you can follow the link to my blog: http://mothsblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/ive-been-tagged.html