Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crab Apples #3

5" x 7" oil on masonite
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This is the third in my crab apple series. The blossoms are just opening. And so quickly. It's amazing when you really watch. One day the tree just had a pinkish tint. And now, we have a few blossoms. It still is so interesting to me that the closed little blossom is so red, but so pink when opened. I would have thought it would have been dark pink when closed. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Nice work, with beautiful shadows. Nature is always surprising us, I agree!. I love the oriental feel.

Peter Lee said...

Hi Pam,
Really nice. Love the shadow!
I also adore your clouds on other paintings.
Great works!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Did you first tone the support with pink?

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Peter, We have such great clouds/skies here in Colorado, there's a never endless supply of paintings.

Pam Holnback said...

Dean, Thanks, Yes, I used pink. I usually tone my landscape canvases in yellow ochre, cad yellow deep, or red. I tone my still life canvases in either the same color as the "object" or a complementary color. I figured the blossoms were 1/2 way between still life and landscape (?) so i chose pink.

Karen Bruson said...

Pam, The colors on this one are beautiful. I love the shadows, too.