Monday, March 06, 2017

Bird of Paradise

I've tried my hand at another flower from the  Chinese Brush Painted Flowers book by Joan Lok.
A Bird of paradise.
(This style is usually created without a sketch and the composition is adjusted as the paintings proceed.) Not too keen on this as your applying the colour straight to the page from the brush and shaping the petals and leaves as you go. I don't have any of the correct paints or brushes and used my Marvy Le Plume II water colour pens scribbled onto  a palette and then picked up with a wet brush.


I'm pleased with the colours of the actual flower head and when I had mounted it onto two shades of orange card and then a green frame it looked a lot better. Will probably just add the sentiment to the inside as I think it would be too much on the front of the card .



26 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow this is stunning, especially after you've matted it. I agree the sentiment needs to go on the inside.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Valery, your right about the sentiment, you don't want to detract from the beautiful flower. Your colours are brilliant, love it, Kate x

Barb said...

Wow Mrs. A your bird of paradise looks fabulous! A beautiful card. Amazing work. Barbxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours and a stunning result.x[aNNie]

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful, it's one of my favourite flowers and you've really brought it to life.
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Another great painting, and your mats are just perfect!

dutchess said...

Wow how clever Valery...beautiful colours with perfectly match matts...makes a stunning card x

Mac Mable said...

This is really beautiful and should be framed x A work of art x

Di said...

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous painting - well done!

Hugs

Di xx

Sandra H said...

This Mrs A shows your true talent it's simply gorgeous x

Glennis said...

Beautiful piece of art!

Brenda in IN said...

This is just stunning. The flowers are beautiful and those leaves look like I could really reach out and touch them. Great card.

Valerija said...

Stunning card. Love the flower.
Valerija xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card that flower is just so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh how gorgeous is this.
Your work is wonderful and the colours are so vibrant and lovely.
My friend had a plant like this in her consevatory and it was so pretty, and at that time I had never seen one before, but they seem to be in nearly everything you see from the US these days.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colouring Mrs A, love the image and the backing colours.

Kath x

Loll said...

Great job Anne. Your Bird of Paradise flowers are so pretty ... great colours! xx

Lia said...

Wow, this looks rather professional and I think you're a real artist.
Lia xx

Viv's Visuals said...

You are becoming very good at these Mrs A! Love this - one of my fave flowers too!

Craftychris said...

Clever you! This is absolutely beautiful - gorgeous colours! xxx

MagsB said...

This is so lovely, Mrs A, the colours are fabulous!

love Mags B x

Diane said...

My gosh your bird of paradise is just beautiful.

Hugs diane

Greta said...

Wow--I'm totally in awe, Mrs. A! This should be framed!

scrappymo! said...

Another fabulous painting!

scrappymo! said...

Another fabulous painting!

KandA said...

Wow, what a beautiful painting and gorgeous colours xx