Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Pansies

SOLD
6" x 8" oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h


Pansies are one flower that thrives in Colorado in the spring.  They survive the freezing nights, the unwanted snow,  and look happy and cheerful no matter the weather.  Another great thing about spring is that my plein air group, Garden Artists, starts up again.  Yesterday we painted at Summerland Gardens. It was a beautiful, sunny April morning.  These pansies, in their little plastic containers, caught my eye.  I loved how the shadows on the gravel complemented the flowers.

13 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

These are my favorite color pansies. I painted pansies today, too!

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful Pam, I love the color palette!

LindaHunt said...

I love this painting...the color and abstract nature appeal to me!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Love pansies, and love your painting! Gorgeous color, and shadows!

Ann Reyes said...

Ooooh, beautiful! what nice colors, Pam.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
Lovely painting of Pansies. Really, really lovely. All the best.
Vic.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love how you incorporated those shadows into this lovely painting, Pam. I think it is so pretty, so definitely spring-like! Spring always brings hope, doesn't it?

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Great color combination Pam, Happy Srping painting to you!

Pam Holnback said...

Kelley, How great that we both painted pansies. Mine didn't have a worm in them!

Thank you Dana and Linda, The colors were just there. The yellows/oranges on the complementary violet asphalt. Sometimes it all just works out!

Nancy, Thank you. I put the pansies over to the side so that the wonderful shadow shape would be just as important.

Thank you a
Ann, I'm so glad that spring is here to get back to my florals. I love the colors they give us.

Perry Brown said...

Nice painting, Pam!

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the pansies. Thanks for following my blog and I look forward to following your work too.

Cathyann said...

Nice work Pam...I see you found the widget.:-))

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Vic, These were really fun to paint.

Sherrie, Thanks and yes, spring is a hopeful time.

Thank you Amy and Perry, I love this color combination.

Kelley, Thanks for visiting.

Cathyann, Yes, I found it, and it's always just one little button!