Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Magnolia Bud

I put my Magnolia Bud in the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorist's Winter Art Show at St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children and I am so pleased to tell you that it won Honorable Mention. Thanks to Norman Goodwin who was the judge of the show.

I started painting this painting a few times and was disappointed in how it turned out. But I loved the photo so much that I finally painted this one and I really do like it. I do love painting magnolias and green is still one of my favorite colors to paint. I tried to vary the greens in the painting so that the leaves were distinguishable. The bud is so delicate with just a little bit of color on it. I have been thinking of doing a large Magnolia painting for the Stockley Gardens Art Show and I think I just might do it.


meera said...

I agree with your view and the judge's :) This is a beautiful piece - I love how you saved the whites -especially the bud and all the different greens in the leaves! Congratulations!!!

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you so much Meera. You are always so kind. I hope the next one turns out well.