Sunday, August 1, 2010
A painting for a wedding gift
When my daughter's best friend, Samantha, got married earlier this spring, I knew I wanted to paint a little something for her. I found this gorgeous photo on her very interesting blog...
....and I knew it would be the perfect subject. I had a small, 8" square canvas all ready to go and this is how the final painting came out.....
I still have a ways to go technically on painting ferns, but this little painting tries to show the idea and spirit of a spring fern in a green forest. There are alot of colors in that background, certainly some I didn't expect to use, but they worked. I was tempted to add a little drop of water to the very tip, but I didn't. Maybe next time?
The canvas was gallery wrapped, so the painting went all the way around the edge and it didn't need a frame. I liked the way it came out and the best thing is, so did Samantha and her new husband.
And now, just putting together this post I can feel that painting bug biting me again. I'd love to do another fern painting, but a coastal painting is tugging at me. Maybe I'll do both?
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