Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Calendula SOLD



Summer is definately here in the South. I have two large calendula plants on either side of the driveway to our home. As I was pulling into the driveway the sun was literally dancing from one bloom to the other! I love it when something speaks loudly enough that you have to answer back.

6X6 inches
oil
canvas panel

15 comments:

Susan E. Roden said...

Never heard of a calendula plant, but sure is nice Linda. Love your blue strokes against the yellow petals!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

your paintings never look contrived--they are lively, intuitive, so painterly but- besides your brushwork- I especially like your use of colour and chroma

Gwen Bell said...

Absolutely love all the yellows and blues in this. So clean and fresh! Great job on the jar!

Kelley Sanford said...

Such a breath of fresh air in this painting. Wasn't familiar with calendula, going to have to find some. Lovely colors.

Marie Theron said...

The economy of line is what always thrills me in your work, Linda! Especially as I am such an "embroiderer" on canvas. The glass is perfect and the yellow makes a lovely match for the vase!

Carol Blackburn said...

You captured the dancing sun in your painting too, Linda. So fresh!

Jill said...

I love how every brush stroke counts. And you are so good at capturing reflections and glass.

Kim Blair said...

Love the painterly loose brush work in this piece. The thicker impasto areas are gorgeous.
Kim

Carol Nelson said...

I, too, love the painterly approach. I love calendulas and you really captured their beauty.

Stephanie Berry said...

How DO you do it? One lovely painting full of fresh colors after another! My calendula won't have flowers until late July I'm guessing. Do you ever throw the petals in a salad?

Amber L. Bailey said...

Love the texture of your work, I feel like I can touch this painting. Great colors too. And welcome to summer! lol. It's been blazing here in Jax too.

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful, buttery brushstrokes.

Maggie said...

Love this, Linda!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Linda, your art is so easy to look at. Ice cream for the eyes. Fresh and vibrant colors. No wait, make that sherbert. And who doesn't love sherbert!

Janice said...

Lovely complimenting colors!