Friday, July 23, 2010

White Peony

I used to shy away from painting white flowers, because I just love color...but it's amazing how much pigment you can sneak into a "white" flower shadow and the negative spaces.

15 comments:

meera said...

This is gorgeous!!! And so true- its so much to fun to paint white in watercolors as its never truly 'white' and we can sneak in any color -and make it cool or warm :)

Sadami said...

Dear Annelein,
Haaaahhh....
breathtakingly beautiful....!!
Kind regards,
Sadami

Carol Blackburn said...

Absolutely stunning, Annelein. White is difficult, I agree but you carried it off wonderfully.

laura said...

Gorgeous, Annelein. You really have got a lot of color in the flower, but without losing the feeling that it's white (which is the problem I always have with white flowers). This is really stunning work!

Vicki Greene said...

The way you handle color is just delightful (and masterful).

sue said...

beautiful, Annelein!

kjellfrid said...

I like it very much... Beautiful!

Ann Gorbett said...

Sargent would attest to that. His watercolors of white fabrics, etc are amazing. Just like this flower. SImply gorgeous, Annelein.

debwardart said...

Gorgeous!

Susan Liles said...

Love peonies and this is a great painting. Quit stunning.

AutumnLeaves said...

Funny you were talking about colors in the whites in this entry...My first thought was just how beautiful these colors are and how gorgeously they enhance the whiteness of the blossom itself!

IrinaSztukowski said...

You did great white on greem Annelein; now try white on white :) That would be a great challenge!!!

L.Holm said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love those saturated whites!

Debbie said...

I think you have pulled this off beautifully Annelein. I find white flowers challenging, but this is exceptional and those colours are beautifully fresh! A real eye catcher!

Sparrowhawk said...

I was finally able to view the peony. The centre of the flower is truly beautiful... fantastic!