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Monday, October 1, 2007

Morning Glory

I don't know that much about plants and flowers, but when I lived in Atlanta I did try my best to grow things. I loved growing both Morning Glories and Day Lilies. Both have blooms that only open for one day and by late afternoon they have already started to fade. This time of year the Morning Glories start to produce their seeds in little papery round pods that are fun to gather up and toss about the yard for next spring. It is a flower where time is counted, spent and is waiting.

As far as the painting goes, I loved painting the tissue just as much as the velvety bow. I enjoyed layering all the rainbow of colors that actually make up this "cream" tissue. What fun!

I am starting to prepare for an up-coming show in Atlanta which will be taking place December through February. This painting will be available through this show and I will keep everyone posted as the time draws near.

8 comments:

Debbie Miller said...

Oh My, this is soooo nice.

Christeen said...

Just exquisite. Your use of color is brilliant!

silvina said...

Nice use of complementary colors. When I enlarge the picture I can see that you used a touch of discordant color as well. (The little bit of green on the right side fo the ribbon). Lovely! You still remain the Queen of the Bows. : )

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you so much Debbie, Christeen and Silvina! I so appreciate your feedback, especially coming from such talented artist as the three of you! The color was tricky on this one, I wanted the background to be strong but not over take the package itself. Thanks for noticing the green Silvina! I love adding in hints of colors that hopefully set off the neighboring colors.

Christine Bray said...

The purple color is just so rich! Tommye and I commented on just how beautiful this present looks. I know this one will be sold at the show in Atlanta. We can't wait to see your work and hopefully you!!!!

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks Christine and tell Tommye thanks too! I appreciate your confidence and I hope it will find a home once in Atlanta. Can't wait to visit everyone!!
Karen

Brendy Vaughn said...

Oh my gosh, this is the most sumptuous piece. I love it.

Karen Appleton said...

Thanks Brendy, :)
Karen