Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Sketches

Name that flower, please!

It spreads like crazy and reminds me of a bad hair day.

What a challenge to switch from oil painting to watercolor painting. Recently, I have been working on several square oil paintings to enter in a fundraiser art show. I wanted to have a sketch for today, so I decided to do something quick in watercolor. As I was layering paint I realized that I lost the watercolor effect. So here is a watercolor painting done like an oil painting.......weird!

I e-mailed my friend who is a master gardener about the name of the flower......unless YOU know!

ANSWER: Centaurea Montana


  1. i really like it! the depth and the colors are great.
    have a great week

  2. this is lovely Joanne, and would never have guessed its name!

  3. Oil or watercolour, it is fantastic. I LOVE how the shading turned out. Very beautiful. :)

  4. swapping between oils and watercolour must be a huge challenge, but this is simply lovely... really sorry for being so late getting here...xx

  5. I can see how making the transition from oils to watercolor would be a huge challenge, but I think it's cool to see a piece of art done when the tools are used in an unexpected way. Nice work on these flowers and the ones in the last post.

    (It's been so long since I painted in oils I probably wouldn't even remember how.)

  6. Beautiful painting, but I've never learned to love C. M. it spreads all over my gardens, and lures me with it's early beauty, then BAM! Dries out flops looks ugly...