Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dahlias

Dahlias, watercolor 15 x 25 cm
White Dahlia, watercolor sketch, 15 x 15 cm
Two Dahlias, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
Dahlias in a glass, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
I have been trying to find inspiration in these flowers, still blooming in my yard. They proved challenging to simplify. Maybe I get distracted by their little yellow faces, smiling at me...

13 comments:

Eva de dueñas said...

Preciosas dalias, sutiles colores !!!

Judy said...

Wonderful sketches, Blaga! I especially like the little white one. You're lucky to have such inspiration in your garden.

Rita Vaselli said...

Lovely flowers,so fresh,just picked...Emotion of your garden,captured forever with playfulness and skill!!!

Blaga said...

Gracias Eva!

Thank you, Judy! I also like that little sketch the most. Like it happens often, the lower the expectations the better the result.

Thank you, Rita! You are giving me an idea - in the middle of the winter I could pull out all my flower paintings, to beat the winter blues :)

Arena Shawn said...

I love these little gems! They are full of air and light, and you can almost smell the flowers! You make them look very natural and effortless... The free blending of color and lost edges makes them so alive!

Jane said...

Four lovely versions, I think you got inspired all right :-) So nice to still have all this color in the garden !

Sharon Whitley said...

THey're all beautifully done Blaga! I keep looking at the flowers still blooming in my own garden and thinking I should paint them before Winter sets in!

Tito said...

Wow!! What a beautiful series of flowers. I do not know which one I prefer, perhaps the second one for its blue vase and for the original positon of the flower.....but all are really wonderful. Have a good week Blaga. Ciao.

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Una serie fantástica de dalias, la última pareciese que estaría integrada a un paisaje. Brava!! Abrazos!

Lydie said...

J'adore ta série de dahlias, il y a de vrai petits bijoux dans cette série. Bises !

Catharina Engberg said...

I like the light feeling of these flowers. Congratulations!

Debbie Nolan said...

Blaga - just the right amount of detail without making them seem overdone...gorgeous colors - thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.

renate said...

Dear Blaga:)In the last sketch you see at the red flower very well the depth in the leaves. Very nicely painted. I like all of them nice and cheerful. Nice week. Hug:) xx