Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Rainy Day Rhododendrons" oil still life painting

There have been so many rainy days this spring that I have been spending a lot of time painting in the studio..Often I will set up a still life and paint from that . I cut these Rhodie flowers from giant bushes out in front of the church..They were just hanging down and in danger of being washed away by the rain so I didn't think anyone would mind if I borrowed a few .....and now those beautiful blossoms will be permanently displayed in this work.
I spent quite a bit of time on this painting layering the color in the blossoms and trying to get the glow of the light through the flowers.....I was in danger of over-working it when I finaly threw down the brushes.
14x18 oil on canvas panel


Gillian Bull said...

Very very nice Robin. Love the glow it has and the bright clean colors.

I, on the other hand, am embroiled in the gloomy weather. Have a look at my blog, I will be posting another gouache I did yesterday.
Gillian Bull

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Gillian

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful!
I plan to host a plein air "paint out" on my farm in late summer or early fall - would you like an invite? I'm in Buckley, WA