Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Flowers by the River



At last the painting is finished. It's quite a big one, bigger than I've done for quite a while! It's 70 x 64cm (25 x 27 ins) You can get an idea of the scale of it from the vase of flowers.



I had fun making up the flowers and leaves. The colours are a little brighter than this in real life - yes really!



All I need to do now is to paint the sides white. I like to do that because I don't frame my canvas paintings and it gives it a nice finish ready for hanging.



It's been quite a journey to get to this stage but I feel ready to start a new one now. What are you up to?
:)







23 comments:

Charlotte said...

It rather makes me long for Polruan, a hot summers day and pint on the quayside with friends.
It is very beautiful.

Jess said...

Thankyou Charlotte, I'm so glad it reminds you of such a lovely place :)

Nadia said...

This is really beautiful Jess!! I love the flowers on the canvas and the real ones in the vase!! Makes my day a bit brighter.

Jess said...

Thanks Nadia! It was easier to paint it yesterday in the sunshine, today is quite dull here weatherwise so I hope it cheers people up! :)

rachel awes said...

i love this big place!
i'm packing my bags, dear!
xoxo

busybusybeejay said...

What a wonderful painting.It has certainly brightened up my day.

denthe said...

I love how you finished it! Beautiful with all those flowers. Bright and happy ....

Silke said...

That is wonderful, Jess!! I love the colors you chose and the whole composition! Makes me want to go visit there... xoxo Silke

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

It's really a beautiful painting. ♥ Conni

Kyra Wilson said...

Nice and cheery painting! :)

Cameron said...

It's just lovely! I like how the flowers balnce out the houses...and all the lovely color!

Perhaps paint the sides a blue or green? I find white "stops" the eye a bit when admiring it from all angles....plus, always reminds me of gesso...
Please know this is merely a friendly suggestion.
Please do what makes your heart happy :)

It is so very, very pretty!
Smiles,
Cameron

Robin Larkspur said...

I would like to move into one of those houses! I love, love this painting.

Ginny said...

This looks like a magical place that I would love to visit. I love it when a painting makes me want to either visit or write something about what is happening. This painting makes me want to do both. It is such an inspiring happy piece of art.

Gina Lee Kim said...

How beautiful and breathtaking!

Gina said...

That is beautiful Jess!

Kim Mailhot said...

Lovely !!! And the bright colors make my heart happy.
Happy Thursday, Beautiful !

Martina said...

Congrats to the painting Jess - it looks so pretty! I started some canvases in yellow golden hues - hope i find time to get on with them this weekend!

Tammie Lee said...

such a charming painting Jess!

Ruthie Redden said...

Ohh Jess, i love this, so bright and fresh and has a feel of Summer in there too! How lovely to work on a larger scale, i still haven't plucked up the courage yet! In fact im feeling so stale, i set myself a challenge to do a sketch a day for 30 days, eek, and to make sure i do them also set up a place i have to post them on-line every day!! must be quite crazy x

IwoX said...

Wonderful! I love it:)

GiddyStuff said...

The colours are beautiful x

Victoria Stitch said...

I LOVE this!!! I think it is one of my favourite paintings of yours ever!

renilde said...

this painting makes me feel happy, wonderful Jessie, it works so well, the vibrant and finely painted flowers against that gorgeous blue and the coloured houses, even they look happy,you should do more paintings this size, i'm sure this will be noticed, xx