Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
It took me many attempts to find a way to paint this beautiful plant in a not too concrete style. It is not an easy one to simplify.
Bougainvillea makes me think of the white-washed Mediterranean villages. It spells warmth, serenity and beauty all in one. So, I could not resist the temptation to buy a small potted plant this spring, knowing all too well that it cannot survive the Canadian winter. Will it tolerate the air in the house? Remains to be seen...
bougainvillea studies

Bougainvillea 2, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

4 comments:

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Me encanta el modo suelto y espontáneo de esta acuarela. Es una planta hermosa y llena de color en mi país la llamamos Santa Rita. Creo que con esos cuidados la planta sobrevivirá mucho tiempo. Saludos!!!

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga, your studies and the posted work, all nice and beautiful. You do not need to push yourself too much. Enjoy it. Best wishes, Sadami

Polly Birchall said...

Hope your flower survives your tender loving care. I love the gentle painting of the flower, it does remind me of the softness of this beautiful flower.

Judy said...

A hard flower to paint, but you succeeded very well! I hope the plant will survive indoors for next summer to enjoy.