Friday, April 23, 2010

Tulip Magnolia


My next door neighbor has this beautiful tulip magnolia tree that sits right at the property line, so to many people it looks like it belongs to me. I take advantage of it's closeness to photograph it and to paint it every spring. This year the blossoms were more prolific than usual. "Tulip Magnolia" is 11x15

11 comments:

laura said...

I have the same tree, and also had many more blooms than usual. I love the subject--the shapes of the petals and the cast shadows are compelling--but never, ever can get the color right--which you have done beautifully! This is truly gorgeous!

Joan said...

Mickey - This came out gorgeous!!! Your colors and shading are great on those beautiful petals. It is sad that the blossoms can't stay on the trees a lot longer.

Ruth S Harris said...

GORGEOUS! Your soft touch worked perfectly in this painting.

AK said...

Lovely treatment of a simple subject.

mollie jones said...

Hi Michelle...this is lovely...so soft and so fresh.

pat said...

Beautiful work. I came here randomly through the "next blog" function. I have been messing with watercolor off and on for nearly thirty years...still not where I need to be. I do believe I will stop here from time to time for inspiration.

Carol said...

gorgeous painting. You are making me want to paint again!!! I mostly do acrylic paintings and murals, but watercoloring looks so much fun.

Postcard Friend said...

really beautiful work

kat said...

I just had to write to let you know they are amazing. I love magnolias and seeing them beautifully painted just made my day. thanks!
kat

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks, Laura. I love to paint flowers with good light and shadow patterns.

Thanks Joan! I take a lot of pictures when they bloom.

Thanks, Ruth, AK, and Molly.

Glad you found me, Pat.

Carol, get those brushes wet. Yes, watercolor is a lot of fun.

Thanks Postcard Friend and Kat!

Prabha N. said...

Splendid watercolors! You are gifted!