Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hawaiian Gardenia - 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 100/100

Hawaiian Gardenia - 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings 100/100
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I had thought that for my 100th Garden & Floral Oil Painting I would perhaps set up a still life of my most used garden tools or of a variety of pots.  But, as you can see, that number arrived when I was in Hawaii, so this still life gets the honor.  I'll continue to paint flowers and gardens and look forward to spring when I can get back out in our gardens.  I just won't be counting the paintings...or maybe I will.

One afternoon in Hawaii it was raining.  So, I took one of the gardenias from the bouquet in our room and set in on a table on the lanai (covered porch) and painted away.  I was not able to identify this flower, either.  The incredible smell of gardenias will now always remind me of Hawaii!


Beach scenes from the eastern side of Maui.

11 comments:

Deborah Elmquist said...

Love your handling of whites. Gardenias are my favorite flowers.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Congratulations on the completion of your challenge, Pam! This is a gorgeous finale - the colors are luscious. I have to tell you that the little counter in your head will keep on numbering these paintings...
I've really enjoyed following this!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Congrats on your 100th garden and floral painting!!! This one is so sweet and special. I love the smell of gardenias. Your trip sounds divine. Know you have a abundant flowers at home this year, too!

hmuxo said...

Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. My daughter gave me a plant last summer ...I put it in the house and its still alive..no flowers ..so hopefully it will bloom again!! I can almost smell your flower..beautifully painted!!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulation Pam ... 100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, I'm so impressed. The last painting is truly beautiful. I think this one may be my favorite... it seems very special . Good job Pam.

JanettMarie said...

Congratulations Pam!
"Hawaiian Gardenia" is a beautiful was to end this series!
Oh, life is good!

Jill Berry said...

UMM (inhale), luscious work! & vacation-location!

Celeste Bergin said...

gorgeous flower!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I was going to say this is one of my favorites yet, but then I scrolled down and caught that gorgeous hibiscus again! The point? Your garden flowers are always beautiful, and this is no exception!

Natalie Italiano said...

Congratulations, Pam! What an accomplishment! I wish I could be there to share a glass of wine with you to celebrate! Lovely painting. Its great to see the pictures of Hawaii.

Pam Holnback said...

Deborah, thank you. Coming from you, the realist, I so appreciate your comment.

Thank you Claire. This one just fell in place. The colors and values in the whites were so obvious!

Debbi, Thanks so much. The trip was great and I am looking forward to our garden.

Thank you Hilda. I do hope you get even a few gardenias this year. It never occurred to me to have a small indoor plant.

Nancy, Thank you so much. This is one of my favorites..."one of!!" I think it was a combination of the way it so quickly just painted itself, the smell, the trip, the culmination!

Thank you so much Janet!! Yes, life is good.

Jill, yes, it was a luscious location1 Thank you.

Thank you Celeste.

Sherry. So apprecitae this and all of your comments.

Natalie. Thank you. Wish you were here, too.!!