Monday, February 04, 2013

cross training

SOLD

I've decided that painting flowers is just as difficult, if not more so, than painting the human figure... and horses! Flowers are so abstract. I really tried to keep their expressive nature and their individuality without getting heavy handed.
$50 - 5"x7" original watercolour - includes 8"x10" matt.
295

34 comments:

  1. Flowers are so challenging,but you won the challenge,dear Nora!

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  2. Flowers may be challenging, but you are a master at them! Another beautiful flower painting.

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  3. I agree, flowers can be difficult. Some need simplicity, others are complex and need a lot of layers and shadows. These flowers are lovely.

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  4. These are wonderful flowers, Nora. So plump and expressive. Nothing wrong with them at all.

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  5. Lovely flowers Nora. And you have managed to keep your style even if the motiv is different. Love that!

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  6. Nora, you got wonderful form and beautiful color. I think it comes with many, many paintings which you have done.

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  7. Your art work, is like a breath of fresh air.
    Thank you

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  8. Ola,Lindo blog,Lindíssimas pinturas.Parabens e meu grande abraço.Su

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  9. All your work is enticing, Nora. These flowers are beautiful in color and form. Did you see that Jo M. has honored you with trying to emulate your style for the DPW challenge this week? I am going to try also, to do a gesture sketch with watercolor. I didn't realize that you draw with a mechanical pencil first. When you have the ink lines, is that over the pencil and somewhat simplified, before you add the watercolor?

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  10. I think you did a beautiful job of these flowers, Nora.!

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  11. You make it look easy; these are gorgeous!

    But I do agree - flowers can be very difficult. Love your colors too!

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  12. You are the master! Lovely.

    A quick question as a fellow BLOGGER using BLOGGER. Are you being inudated with advertizements all of a sudden on your blog? I am and its very annyoying. Looking to learn how to get rid of them.

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  13. I think they are difficult but you would never know it when looking at these. Fresh and light as usual but nothing boring about your paintings. They still bring me joy.

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  14. Any subject you choose , you do well!

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  15. Your flowers breath and glow! <3

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  16. Beautiful saturation of color, Nora! So pretty!

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  17. As always the colours are so beautiful and the arrangement perfect.
    You make painting flowers look so easy - the simplicity of the difficult, but I agree they are so difficult. At least you can ask a model to stand up straight again please, but when the flower wants to droop a bit or twist a little it just never listens to you. You must work very quickly to get that just fresh look that makes your paintings so lovely.

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  18. Bellisimas flores con una frescura sinigual.Felicitaciones!!!

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  19. Your flowers are full of life and light,nothing heavy handed about this beautiful painting at all!

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  20. LOVE, LOVE your flowers! GREAT job.
    TFS
    Grandma Nancy Sapp (in central IL)

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  21. Congratulations on the sale - and I do agree. Nothing is more difficult than trying to capture all the little secret beauties of flowers in paint. Love these - their form and color is so expressive!

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  22. Olá Nora!
    Gosto muito de flores e de pintá-las também. Adorei este teu trabalho pois conseguiste dar alma, vida e alegria a estas flores no papel.
    Um abraço amigo.
    M. Emília

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  23. Very abstract and so many colors and hues. They put flesh to shame... and I love painting the figure!

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  24. Boy, you are so right! I don't know if I'll ever even attempt a horse!

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  25. One of the things I love about your work, Nora, is how juicy it is. You always achieve the wet look that usually can only be achieved when we use yupo paper...even when you're using regular watercolor paper. It's such fun, and so inspiring, following your blog. I really enjoy it!

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  26. ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΑ ΤΑ ΛΟΥΛΟΥΔΙΑ ΣΟΥ!!!!ΟΜΟΡΦΑ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΑ!!!!!ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ!!!!

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  27. I agree with you! It's so difficult to paint flowers. I think you've done it well.

    Satu from Finland

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  28. Beautiful! I feel as if I can reach out & feel the softness of their petals!

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  29. Hello Nora:) So fresh! Looking at your flowers I feel I'm ready for summer:) Beautiful painted!

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  30. Very good and spring mood! Arianna

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  31. Congratulations on the sale. It is a truly lovely painting.

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  32. Love, love, love the way you paint flowers.

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