Sunday, May 24, 2015

Daily Painting, Fiddlehead Fern Painting, Small OIl Painting, 11x14 Oil NFS

This small oil painting came about because of a trip I took to North Carolina.. I used to live in Florida,  where we didn't get a lot of spring flowers, and when I saw this bed of ferns coming to life, I had to paint them.

I was surprised how quickly they grew, with obvious growth from day to day.
I decided to use a dark background to really highlight the ferns and keep my palette restricted to greens, blues and purples. I have been pleased with the results of this painting, which is a departure from my usual style. Blues are very difficult to photograph accurately and although the background color appears to be a deep blue, the actual color is close to a black,
This piece is available  at the link above as an original, or here as a giclee'  canvas print in the size of your choice.
Thanks for viewing my blog today.  I hope you take time every day,  to smell the roses.



Diana Marshall said...

Hi Carol, Love the dark background you have used, and the colours of the ferns, looks stunning! Interesting to see you are doing prints too.

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère amie,

J'aime beaucoup cette peinture avec les fougères...
Cet après-midi je me promenais avec Sir Icarus mon dalmatien et j'ai pris de nombreuses photos de fougères toutes tendres ! A cette époque de l'année elles sont vraiment belles.
j'aime les couleurs que vous avez employées dans cette belle peinture.

Gros bisous ❀

hmuxo said...

Beautiful work Carol. I love the dark background as well!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Great work Carol, a delight to visit the blog.
Best regards.