Friday, October 7, 2011

Stars of Summer

STARS OF SUMMER
Original Watercolor - 11x15
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As most of you know I LOVE painting sunflowers - you can have so much creative fun with their overall shape, big centers and crazy petals. For Stars of Summer I began with wet paper and randomly applied color all over. When everything was dry I began defining the flowers by painting around the shapes (negative painting) and then added more definition to the sunflower centers and petals. A bright, happy painting to remind us all about summer.

I have shared this post on Paint Party Friday and Show and Tell Saturday- check out the other artists.

25 comments:

  1. Your watercolours are beautiful. This one is particularly glorious.

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  2. Love it! Every time I see sunflowers I want to run out and buy some. Ours didn't do good in the garden this year but I love sunflowers and yours are great!

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  3. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The colors are amazing, rich and full of life! BEAUTIFUL! POP ART MINIS

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  4. your watercolor is stunning, Martha and these sunflowers just called out to me....

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  5. just gorgeous and thanks for the explanations, very helpful!

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  6. Awesome watercolors ~ just lovely ~ thanks, namaste, (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  7. Your style is wonderful, you make me want to paint big, glorious flowers.

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  8. I love the effect of your creativity in the painting. Thank you for sharing the technique with us. Blessings, Janet

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  9. So beautiful...if maDe me smile...xxx

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  10. This is gorgeous- so warm and sunny, I LOVE it!
    Happy PPF (a day late ;))
    Stephanie

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  11. Beautiful warm painting. LOVE it! Happy PPF!

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  12. Your watercolours are just so beautiful... they are my hit of spring over here in Australia , which I need as it is a bit late arriving and it is feeling like winter is leaking on forever . xx

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  13. Popping by for a second peek at your wonderful watercolors! POP ART MINIS

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  14. Beautiful! I'd love to be able to paint like that!

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  15. Such wonderful warm colours! I would love to paint like this.

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  16. oh, that's so wonderful , amazing balance of colours and composition

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  17. Oooh wow - I love the way the colors are mingling in this painting... It is so beautifully vibrant! As soon as the page opened I thought "Wow!"

    xo
    Kristin

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  18. soooo beautiful! (and I am in CO too!)

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  19. Sooooo beautiful!!! I love that color, gorgeous!

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  20. Pure beauty...fantastic work...gorgeous!
    Victoria

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  21. This is gorgeous Martha! Love the pinks, oranges and hints of yellow and blue together.

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