Saturday, December 4, 2010

Broken Poinsettia

























I've had such a hard time painting after doing the last two tangerines. 
I always seem to start out well, then somewhere along the way, I 
find myself spelling everything out.  Tried to avoid that here but may 
have gone overboard. I'm not sure anyone would know what this is 
without the title. 

15 comments:

SUSAN NALLY said...

I think this is fabulous and doesn't need any explanation.

Linda Popple said...

I can tell what it is without the title and you are one of only a few people who could paint such gorgeous crab claws! ............ Just kidding, of course. It really is a nice painting. The blue glass is amazing and I really do like the poinsettia. Love the colors. I suggest you give your sweet mother more laundry and stay in the studio! :-)

Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful. Wonderful reflective quality in the bottle and water, and the blue gray background is a beautiful color, too. I might have thought this was a lily, but that doesn't detract from the painting! Very nice!

SYLVIANE said...

It's no so important to guess what it is, it's art, and the color are very nice, especially the blue!
And Linda's humour is very refreshing!

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

this is beautiful!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

I can't tell you enough how thrilled I am that you all take the time to visit and comment! Linda . . . I was just reading along and feeling that glow . . . and wow! crab claws! You made me laugh!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I really like the colors in this. The different pinks and reds against the blue. Nice brushwork. Ditto to above comments. Keep on truckin.

Pétales de fées said...

I love all your compositions , your art.
I don(t speak english very well so if you can, put a translater on your lovely blog. Thanks !

claire christinel said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. The subject is quite obvious. Your brushwork is so fantastic. I love edges. Some of the petals soft, some hard, some lost, it makes the painting breathe with life!

Thanks for visiting and commenting. I've been trying to respond but your comment window open. Finally this morning it opened for me. Keep those paintings coming, I find your style very inspiring!

Eman shaker said...

wow .....love it much your painting amaziiiiiiin....:)

s thompson said...

It doesn't matter what it is - except that it is beautiful! I am new to your blog, but will be visiting a lot because I love your work.

Kathy Cousart said...

Hi Lorraine,
I enjoy your blog and your artwork. You are too hard on yourself! This is good, can tell what it is and love the colors!
Look forward to the next one:)

Pam Holnback said...

I love the looseness!

Elizabeth Blaylock said...

Lorraine, Your work is just lovely!!

MA2U said...

Love, love, LOVE the jar. You have captured it perfectly! The others are correct... no need to know What it is, just admire it for how it is translated. I have my laundry in car. Do you think Mom would fold it for me?