Daisies and Ladybird

Daisies and Ladybird
Daisies and Ladybird

Monday, 8 June 2015

Thistles and Mums

These thistles and chrysanthemums have been sitting in this vase for about two weeks. They looked so lovely when they were fresh and normally I would have thrown them away long ago. Now, I watch the flowers change colour and form as they get to the end of their life and find myself appreciating each stage more and more.

I left parts of the painting unfinished, almost a sketch, I'm trying to get away from crossing all the t's and dotting the i's, so to speak. :  )

I've been listening to Soul II Soul Back to life, I hope you enjoy it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB54dZkzZOY

Thistles and Mums
oil on oil paper
10"x 8"

10 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous blue grays and the warm apricots. Such a beautiful combination, Azra. And a very lovely painting!

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  2. Love the color scheme. Nice transparency.

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  3. The limited palette is perfect for the wild flowers.

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  4. I was compelled to enlarge this and every little part could stand on its own. The brush strokes speak volumes. The colors are like a tone poem. Brava!

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  5. This is a lovely post, Azra, in every way. I've been here watching a bright yellow gerbera plant slowly 'close its eyes' but it's still beautiful. You have honoured these 'mums' and retained their beauty in their old age.

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  6. The simple palette and composition make this a lovely, quiet painting. Beautiful.

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  7. I totally know what you mean, and the result is stunning, such pretty pastels , gorgeous work !

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  8. Nice subject Azra ! Deciding what to leave out of a painting is harder than putting everything in. Well done !!!

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  9. Azra this painting is stunning.

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