Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Mood Flower II"

"Mood Flower II"
3.5" x 5.25" Original Watercolor
2011© Gretchen Bjornson

This piece is reminiscent of an earlier piece I painted titled "Mood Flower".  I used the same reference photo, which was taken by me, but kept the background lighter and airier than the original "Mood Flower".  In this painting I laid down a wash of Quinacridone Gold and followed that with a layer of Prussian Blue once the first wash dried.  I love the green that was created in areas near the bottom.

This is painting #22.


  1. This looks great, Gretchen- the petals are soft looking and I do like the background also- isn't it nice when the paint works for us and we aren't trying to lift it?

  2. The background is great! I wish I could do that!The flower is beautiful too of course :)

  3. So delicate and lovely :) And I loved the sunflower series (I thought it was a sunflower).

  4. Lovely work Gretchen. Love the muted BG.

  5. Thanks Maria and Judy!

    Sheryl, I agree with you....it's really nice when the paint works for us.

    Rhonda, thank you. Glad you enjoyed the sunflower series.

    Thanks Dors.



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