Thursday, April 23, 2009

Painting for the Day: "Marilyn"


"Marilyn" ..... oil ..... 10"x10" ..... SOLD

White flowers are always a treat to paint. This lily-shaped variety, Marilyn (one of my favorites), has the faintest pink stripe here and there.

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18 comments:

  1. pretty pretty....I like the background color... is it like a dusty dark green?

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  2. This is absolutely stunning! White flower with black background make a superb combo..:) Not only pink but yellow stripes are also making the flower more attractive and fresh..:) I am glad I found your blog!

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  3. Gorgeous!! I don't know..... it looks awfully hard to paint white! You are the master!!

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  4. Wow! and again wow! this is beautiful, R. So sculptural and delicate all at once. gorgeous work.

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  5. this is beautiful, good title! I do like the realism and the nearly center placement

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  6. Thanks Sheila...the background is a very dark green made of many layers of transparent glaze.

    Thanks, Megha, Manon, and Liz!

    Thanks Sandra; I don't get too fancy when naming flower paintings; 'Marilyn' is simply the name the tulip breeders gave this variety, so they get the credit.

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  7. This is really a lovely painting, R! The touch of pink in the flower sets off the deep green background perfectly.

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  8. Beautiful painting,simply stunning, background is lovely the way it lightens to the right hand corner.

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  9. I love both the flower & the background!

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  10. Thanks Don, Jill, Diana, and Carol!

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  11. what a beauty ! about the cow check with the city arts department. you can do it by yourselves or with a group.

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  12. I really like the drama of the contrast; also you use grays very well, helps people to look longer and see the color.

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  13. Wow, this is so dramatic R. Love all the subtle changes.

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  14. Hi R.,

    I'm having trouble leaving comments. Don't know why. I think this flower's name and the lovely white unfurling remind me of an upside down image of Marilyn Munroe's dress in The Seven Year Itch.
    I thought that might be why the flower is called Marilyn. Strikingly beautiful painting.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  15. Gorgeous work! What really gets me is your ability to paint a "white" flower with so much color!

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  16. The white is just right. Tender treatment of a delicate subject. Thank you.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.