Sunday, January 23, 2011

11.95

Just when I post that I don't paint flowers I go to the grocery store and see this little potted calla lily proud as a peacock amongst the flower display. I saw the price was $11.95 and decided it was a over my budget. I took my camera phone and snapped a couple of pix until the manager started asking if I needed any help. I came home and painted this little plant.



8x10 oil on canvas
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19 comments:

Starr said...

That's lovely sheila! I've worked from a camera phone... that's not fun lol

Manon Doyle said...

Love it. I say that all the time, Sheila, and then I end up painting the subject!! : ))

Spiritartartist said...

LOVE IT!

Sheila Estep said...

Love it Sheila! So beautiful and I've been known to lurk around the flowers in Whole Foods snapping photos of the pretty flowers.

Carol Horzempa said...

Awesome painting, Sheila!!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Sheila, this is beautiful and dynamic!

AutumnLeaves said...

That is one gorgeous and so delicate looking calla lily. How you've managed that delicacy with bold strokes is a fabulous mystery to me, Sheila, but manage it oh so beautifully you did!

martinealison said...

Bravo Sheila ! Les arômes sont de belles fleurs... j'en avais plantés lorsque je vivais à Port-Grimaud dans mon jardin...
Belle peinture ma chère Sheila.
Bisous

sam said...

Youve got the contrast of colours spot on Sheila, lovely vibrant image)

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Luscious Sheila! Hmmm, maybe you're growing to like or love painting flowers. I liked the roses too!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

These colors....oh I love them so much!

Art with Liz said...

Well, maybe you should paint flowers! Terrific colours and delicious paint! A lovely composition Sheila.

Mary Paquet said...

You know, Pam, I always say that and then I look around and see I have painted quite a few flowers. You do them well!!

They have a wonderful, lively Van Gogh look to them.

r garriott said...

I love the wild colors in this! I have taken my camera with me for years to greenhouses and garden centers-- you never know when the perfect image might be waiting for you.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Hi Sheila,
The email address you gave me isn't working. You were #5 in the calendar giveaway but, I'd still like to send you some blank note cards. Please send me an email through my web site with your mailing address if you would like them.

Gary Keimig said...

great flower art Sheila. Loved your earlier posted cat painting.

Darlene Twitchell said...

Beautiful!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love that!! I think about going to the grocery store and photographing the produce displays!!
The painting is a beauty!

Pattie Wall said...

The colors in this really pop! Sheila - for not painting flowers, you should reconsider! The brushstrokes make this 'lovely' seem so alive with the colors you juxtaposed against one another!