Friday, May 21, 2010

Magnolia


Yes, it has taken me forever to get my page finished but here it is. Our Magnolia is all its glory.
I wanted to show the different stages of the bloom.
I hope to be improving my painting what with using this larger paper etc. I hate the way these pages accept paint. There is no flow. Where you spread your paint is where it stays. Very frustrating.  I will be looking for a better book or making my own maybe.
I hope you all have a good weekend.

20 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

This is lovely.. and such a nice concept!

studio lolo said...

Wow, this turned out wonderful!
Such a nice flow to the pages.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Beautiful...We have a magnolia tree our front too. Havent noticed any flowers yet but then its been raining alot so not getting out to check out the flowers. Keep up the great work.

Teri C said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. I love magnolia trees so you have made me very happy showing us this beauty.

Lynn said...

Very very pretty...lovely! Nicely done!

Lynn said...

Very very pretty...lovely! Nicely done!

Q said...

Your magnolia is so very pretty even with the "no flow" paper.
I love the idea of making your own book.
Always love seeing your art.
Sherry

Katiejane said...

Well, I think you did pretty good considering the trouble you are having with your paper. I had that problem when I took that online class with Laure Ferlito. The paper was like painting on paper towels! Anyway, I think your magnolias look great.

Julie said...

This is goergeous...all together...just so soft and lovely colors!

Teri has a good idea where she makes the accordion folded things herself with watercolor paper. Maybe you would love that.

Hope you find something perfect!

ArtistUnplugged said...

I love the magnolia, looks wonderful, each stage. You have received some lovely pieces lately, thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Quiet Paths said...

Magnolias make me smile. This beautiful painting makes me smile! How long do the blooms last?

PAK ART said...

those blossom are beautiful. You've really captured the delicate, see-through quality. I too have trouble with paper sometimes. I guess it's a search for what works with the way you paint and then sticking with it.

Cheryl said...

Lisa....beautiful artwork. I love the softness of the colours.......you are so very talented. I often see something in the garden and wish that I could paint like you.
I have tried a couple of sketches...not pleased with them.

Shall keep trying when time allows......

Margaret Ann said...

What a lovely spread... I love the translucent feel to these petals...just beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

The paper gave you trouble, yet these eyes see marvelously fluid images, dreamy flowers that are at once light alone and substance.

Karena said...

I think it is beautiful. What kind of paper is it...maybe bristol would be better. You have inspired me to create more dyptichs. Visit soon!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Deb {Posted From} Home said...

Wonderful detail & colour in your Magnolia blossoms Lisa.

steviewren said...

Your magnolia blossoms are beautiful. I like the way the leaves flow on the pages.

Gail said...

Flowing or not I like the magnolia and how it moves across the pages gail

ArtPropelled said...

Magnolias always remind me of my mom. She loved them and had several paintings of pink magnolias.