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

3 comments:

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

painthorsestudio 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
Kristina