Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Dried Artichoke Flowers
6x8in oil on canvas SOLD
Day 29 in the 30 in 30 Days Challenge
My personal goal for this challenge - to paint only
what I have never painted or thought of painting before.
I was muttering away last week about how I was missing
painting flowers and another artist told me she bet she had
a flower I had never painted before. She brought it to the
Guild today and she was right, I had never even seen one never
mind paint one. Here it is - the artichoke flower.
For those of you who were like me and didn't know about this,
the thorny part in the center of the
artichoke (that you cannot eat) becomes a very beautiful purple
flower. These were past their prime and were at the totally
dried stage but I still loved painting them.
There were three heads on the one stem - very dramatic.
I will be painting them again I am sure
The artist who gave me these flowers owns a winery here
in New Mexico with her husband. She is a really good artist
and does some of the posters for the marvelous festivals
they hold. She is taking a year off from painting,
BUT will be back!
Have fun, Denise, we will all miss you.
Labels: 30 in 30 days challenge., artichoke flowers, daily painter. blog, dried flowers, floral, fracturing technique. julie ford oliver, impressionism, oil on canvas
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.