Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Passion Flowers

This is Project 3 of my class with Susan Bourdet.  The idea for this painting started years ago when I spotted a plant on sale at a local home improvement store.  Lady Margaret Passion Vine came home with me and promptly covered my garden fence.  The butterflies loved her and many photos were taken.   The photos were beautiful but did not think that I had the ability to paint these amazing flowers.  Susan said that I could paint this and so I did.   This watercolor painting is 20x20 inches.

11 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Congradulations, Vicki. You did it, and you did an excellent job!

Dijitize said...

Your paintings are always fine, but I think this is one of your best. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks so much Kathryn & Dijitize. I appreciate your comments.

Teresa Mallen said...

Wow! Fantastic job! This was obviously a difficult subject matter to render but you did it beautifully!!!!

Eve said...

This is an incredible painting, Vicki! I love the contrast of the red and green tones, along with the details in the shadows.

Gartenmalereien said...

very good work!
I like the Shadows in the Flowers

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Teresa, Eve and Stephanie. I am so glad that you like the painting.

Barbra Joan said...

Vicki, I also wanted to say about the Passion Vine. My neighbor has it climbing up the side of the house, it's a purple one and I've thought oh no I can never recreate that. YOu;ve done an amazing job on this.. I mean amazing!! ok for the captcha thing one more time. BJ

Vicki Greene said...

Thank you so much Barbra Joan and I think I have taken care of the captcha thing - I certainly am trying to get rid of it.

Iowalady said...

Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your talent! Carol

Vicki Greene said...

Thanks Carol!