June 11, 2009

just add water

(314) 5x7, oil
Kicking the color up a notch, these Gerbera Daisies were a gift- and as soon as I saw them I knew they would cooperate as well-behaved "models" for painting.
"Of all the many joyful obligations of our existence, the garden here has been the most sustaining just in part because it is the most rhythmic, through winter, spring, summer, and fall. It actually has taught us to love every day of our life. One cannot ask more of love for a garden than that"...Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd

7 comments:

LSaeta said...

Oh my goodness! The colors in this painting are fantastic. So nicely done!

Gwen Bell said...

Fantastic color! Wow! This is really gorgeous. And thanks for the quote. Very apropos.

Marian Fortunati said...

They made for a nice study in complements, huh?? Well done!

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Faye - stunning colors and great composition.

artbymj said...

Red is so powerful and you've done a great job of spreading the red around the painting besides just the main daisies to enhance the composition. I'm always wee bit intimidated by putting red in a painting. This also reminds me of the heat of summer. Yay to flowers who battle the heat right along with us!

Douglas Hoover said...

Faye, Your colors are so vibrant! Thanks for introducing me to your work.

Dustin Strong said...

This is certainly one of my favorites. Your balance of color is delicious! I can't quite decide if I like this one more or "nature's gifs". Thanks for sharing your creations Faye!