Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunflowers

Many of you may remember that I mentioned I would be taking an online watercolor class.  This is my first project - Sunflowers!
The one on one online tutoring is taught by Susan Bourdet - http://www.susanbourdet.com/ For information about her tutoring class, go to her website and click on the "Workshop" link.
This is not a cookie cutter class.  She evaluated my work, we discussed my plans/goals and we picked up at the skill level I was currently at and we are working from that point.  I am using my own reference photos and I am very pleased with my first project.  There will be 10 projects total.  Morning Glories are next!

18 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How lucky you are to be taking these classes!

cathyswatercolors said...

glorious!

RH Carpenter said...

This is really lovely!! I can see how your style and her's would work well together - can't wait to see the 10 paintings you do.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Vicki...this one completely takes my breath away! While I would never tackle this project, especially in this tight style, I can certainly appreciate how perfect it is in every way. It also reflects your detailed style but is not stiff in the least, just warmly painted and rendered. Wow, this may be my fav painting of yours so far!

Laure Ferlita said...

Absolutely stunning, Vicki!! And what a cool concept. Are the critiques done by email or do you get to talk live with her?

Judith Angell Meyer said...

WOW! I concur with everything said above. Except, I'd be foolish enough to tackle the tight style
:-) ... It's just me. Beautiful, and cannot wait to see the next ones!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Christiane, Cathy, Rhonda, Susan, Laure & Judith. I appreciate your encouragement as I stretch and grow. Laure the critiques are done by email but she is excellent in being able to express her thoughts and ideas in writing.

Candy said...

This is gorgeous. What a great job you did on this, Vicki. I love the entire painting, but I especially love the lace, teapot and shadows!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Candy!

artbyeve said...

Wow! What a beautiful painting, Vicki! The shadows are especially captivating. I love your style and look forward to the next painting.
Eve

Vicki Greene said...

Eve, thanks so much for visiting my blog and the sweet comment!

Barbra Joan said...

Vicki, how did I miss this last week . I love the way you painted this. Really beautiful color, and so well done... BJ

Madelaine said...

Beautiful! I really love the detail on the tea pot :)

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Barbra Joan & Madelaine!

Katherine Thomas said...

Your first project is amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of them! wow!

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Katherine!

Doris Joa said...

Hi Vicky, this painting is absolutely fantastic. Love the composition, the yellow in your sunflowers, the white lace - it is simply perfect. I am looking forward to see your next projects. Hope you will post it soon!!!!

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Doris!