Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer



TESSA SPANTON SWA ARTIST, WRITER AND TUTOR

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Monday, 18 April 2011

Strelitzia on Silk

It's warm enough to work in the garden. I made a drawing from a photograph taken in January in Madeira. There were lots of these flowers growing outside and I was interested in the way the light was coming through the petals and the patterns made by the light and shade. The silk was stretched on a frame. I have drawn on the silk with a pencil and outlined the flower with gold. I used a clear resist for the leaves.

This is the finished painting having worked on it over several days last week.






Strelitzia regina

12 comments:

SuppliesHandcrafted said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on your new painting! What fun painting in the garden!

kraplap said...

it's so beautiful ! I always admire people who can draw what they see :)

Cath said...

This is just glorious Tessa! I love the composition too.

Wezz said...

this is so beautiful! You managed to capture the light dancing through the flower leaves! Great job!

Linda Pruitt said...

This is sooooo beautiful! I wish I could be out in the garden being creative, but it is still too rainy here in the NW!

Julie G. said...

Tessa, that has got to be my favorite of all time! It is gorgeous...and I love how you showed the process.

creationsbyeve said...

gorgeous!

OnePerfectDay said...

Wow! That's beautiful!!

Denise Cerro said...

Gorgeous Tessa...you really have an eye for nature and all it's beauty !

johnniebelinda said...

It's beautiful. Nice seeing how your too.

Rosa-Munda said...

Your silk painting is stunning, the colours are fabulous.
Thanks for visiting, and leaving a comment.
Happy Easter, Ros

Judy said...

I had no idea that you work outside (when the weather cooperates). What an interesting process, and a beautiful result!