I have been painting magnolias in the last few days--- I couldn't resist there bursting beauty!
Besides, they spoke to me as sensuous imagery. I needed something to add to my Washington DC exhibition... and since magnolias are every where there-- these seemed appropriate.
Do you like 'em?
I do. Each blossom has unique characteristic and beauty. The darker the green background-- the lovlier the pearly white blossom becomes~
I used only two colors in the blossom itself-- Daniel Smith Quinacrodone Burnt Orange and Holbein Lavender. Oh yes, there is a touch of Winsor Newton Aureolin occasionally.
The Lavender is my NEW favorite pigment! It has weight and punch -- while being delicate at the same time.
Buy some to try for sure.
I plan to do more in this series - larger ones. But for now-- these are bold, bright, and beautiful mid-size paintings!
Long live magnolias!
20" h x 25" w
15" h x 22" w each
11" h x 14" w
15" h x 22" w