Sunday

Black Parrot Tulip WIP

Hi all.........another flower closeup on the go!! These happen to be one of my favorite flowers.
This is sort of a study in a smaller size of the composition and coloring for a very large painting I want to do.
Trying to get all the kinks out ahead of time with the study.
I started this over a year ago, and wasn't happy with it, so went on to other things.
Then a few weeks ago, cleaning my studio, I came across it. Now I want to finish it and get going on the big one.
I'm about three quarters there I think. Trying to decide on the background color. Also a lot of highlites and different lighter shades of color yet for the petals and the stamen.
I'm open to any suggestions, critiques and comments. Feedback on the background too!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
NB.....Those shiny spots on the photo, are from the paper buckling a bit. It was still a bit damp when I took the pic, it will flatten out.
Painted with Acrylics on Watercolor paper

20 comments:

Her Eye Zone Art said...

Hi Shez,

Think you're on the right track, so I'll just sit back and watch the progress. Love the purple and green. :)

Shez said...

Thanks Anita.
I'm doing the WDE from WetCanvas today, but will get back to it quickly before I lose my omph....LOL

Helen Percy Lystra said...

It's looking lovely... great colors!

Shez said...

Thanks Helen!! :)

Angela said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

Shez said...

Thanks Angela!!!:)

JafaBrit's Art said...

My feeling is that this is a challenging flower to do, but you seem to be pulling it off. I like the colours too.

Shez said...

Hi Corrine, yes, you are right, and at a smaller size harder to do. I think larger will be easier.
Its the flamboyancy in the petals that's hard to capture!! Plus this is the Ugly stage. If I can get the right colors on it now I hope to make it dance!!!:)

Her Eye Zone Art said...

Any update? Are you just going straight to the large size? Are you finishing this small one? Answers woman, answers! :() ;)

Shez said...

Well.......no on both counts!!!
Haven't been in the studio, other stuff interfering. Will email you.....((hugs))

Mary Moore said...

Hi Sharron, Like your web site. I tried to leave message in the one about magic eraser and could not get it to go thru. Will try here. Mary (missswiss) Wet Canvas

Shez said...

Thanks for stopping by Mary. I don't know whats up with that posting. It took an anonymous testing post of mine on the Magic one.

Kim said...

I love the contrast in colour Sharon...
this will look terrific on a large scale too...a la Georgia O Keefe :)

Shez said...

Kim thank you for stopping by. I must say I am "Georgia girl" influenced!!! Just love to do close ups of flowers.

Gina said...

Oh I just love how those colors really pop! I like the green you have there right now...

Shez said...

Gina Hi, how are you. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.....

Jill Smith said...

Did you notice that there is a lot of video screens about the puppies on your blog. I noticed further down you said you don't add much to your blog so thought l had better tell you.
What l came on your blogfor is to tell you your work is beautiful and do you do abstract as l am starting a abstract a day painting.
If anyone is interested you send me a email to jillsmithart@googlemail.com and l will send details,
Jill

Shez said...

Thank you Jill for your lovely comments and for letting me know about the multi posts of those puppies. I have no idea how that happened.....LOL I don't post every day so appreciate your help.
I have never done abstract work, though have considered giving it a try at times. I will email you on it. Come visit again...:) Shez

amwhite1 said...

Soooooooooooo have we finished the large scale of this one yet Shez....? LOL I love the colors as well sweetie, and it's already dancing! :)

Shez said...

Anita Hi,noooooo not yet!! It's on my list that's getting longer.....as you know!!! LOL. appreciate all your comments on here. We're such an insecure bunch at times...we artists, and visits do help so much. LOL