Poppies and White Blossoms 39

Mona Pendleton | Friday, January 15, 2016 @ 10:11 PM | , ,

Hi! So happy the weekend is here! I've been practicing painting with acrylics along with various mediums which help prolong the drying time. Still quite haven't figured out the best formula that works for my skill level, but I'm not throwing in the towel just yet! Today I have a page in my art journal to share that was inspired by David Jansen:
I'm not thrilled with the white blossoms but I had to stop and walk away. I had too much paint layered that it was becoming a chunky mess. I keep reminding myself that I need to practice, practice, practice!



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39 Sweet Comments So Far:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful flowers, love the style. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

Greta said...

This is a gorgeous page, Mona! I love how you faded the color out from the bouquet--stunning!

Andreja L. said...

WoW Mona, briliant flowers you made :-)) Such a gorgeus picture.
hugs,Andreja

sirkkis said...

Lovely flowers. We need colours these days.
Happy weekend xx

Ros Crawford said...

Well I think it terrific!

Tracey said...

Wow! What talent! THis is incredible Mona!! xx

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful painting Mona...you are a true artist.

Marjan Küppers said...

A beautiful bouquet of flowers! Love the focus on the lovely white flowers!

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Mona! I think you have done an amazing job! David is not an easy painter, but I love the angles of the 3 white poppies, you have captured them so well. Are you using Canvas Gel/Extender or Retarder? I found retarder medium the easiest to work with, opening the painting time (leaving it wet for longer) means that you can overwork it so easily, but you have really stepped back and done a very very nice job of this! Cxx

Linda Kunsman said...

this is a gorgeous painting Mona!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello from PPF.
What a vision your beautiful flowers are on a grey day or any day!
oxo

Lisa said...

I don't know why you weren't happy with the white flowers - they look amazing!! The texture is fabulous!! I love how the colors fade out!! This is spectacular!! Wow!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Susan Lankford said...

I love this painting! Love the flowers...love the contrasting colors...LOVE the paint "swished away" on the perimeter!

Lisa said...

Looks fabulous to me Mona!!

Susan said...

These flowers are gorgeous! and I like the textured background peeking through.

butterfly said...

I really hope you won't throw in the towel... there's an energy and a joy in the brushstrokes, and the flowers already look amazing. They do say 10,000 hours of practice is what it takes to achieve expertise in any skill - so you just have to keep going... and when the results are already this impressive, then there's plenty to celebrate!
Alison xx

Patty O'Malley said...

As far as I'm concerned, I think it's beautiful!

Dea Lenihan said...

Ihave to say I love the colors you choose in your paintings. The last image would be my beachhouse--and the the one today would easily incorporate into my living room. Lovely! xo

Jill Norwood said...

Mona this is so beautiful! I love the flowers my dear and the background too! You go girl!!!!

Cheryl W. said...

I think you white flowers look beautiful, Mona! I love the whole painting and think you did a fabulous job. You truly are getting better and better.

Giggles said...

From this end the white flowers don't look chunky at all, the whole bouquet is stunning... I LOVE it, now if only florists could always put them together this perfectly... my best friend does but many don't!! Good job! I could see others loving this piece as much as I do!!

Hugs Giggles

Gale Evans said...

Stunning canvas Mona! Love the beautiful flowers and gorgeous background!

Fran said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the brushstrokes.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! The flowers just pop and I love how it fades out!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing flowers!

Charlene said...

Awesome!!!! I think this is beautiful!!!!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! The flowers look so real and fresh! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

genie said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Lovely colors. The texture in the back is perfect.

Davi said...

Very pretty journal page Mona! You are doing a wonderful job on the flowers!

Denise van Deventer said...

Just beautiful...love this...the colouring and styling are amazing! ;-)

Faye said...

Mona, your painting is gorgeous.

Tammy N said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Congrats on being featured on PPF!

Christine said...

lovely work Mona!

Anewdawn 16 said...

wow beautiful...i wish id be able to do something like u someday :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are a wonderful artist! I so love it! I'm such a pretender! http://mymuskoka.blogspot.ca/2016/01/ppf-budgie-or-two.html

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Mona! I love your flowers...so beautiful. I think the layering looked great, it gave the white flowers body and not flat. I know it's hard to look at our own work and not be critical, right?

Congratulations for being spotlighted in this week's PPF!!! Have a great week. Rasz #55

Val Thorpe said...

I think this is one of my faves....

Carmen Sánchez-Buster said...

Beautiful, Thank you for sharing!

GabrielleH said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! OMG, this is amazing Mona!!!


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