"DAPHNE'S DAISIES," 10126, daily painter original floral still life © Carol Nelson Fine Art


Daisies are always cheerful looking flowers. Well I guess all flowers are cheerful, but their big, round centers make it seem like daisies are looking at you - and not in a creepy way.

I started this painting out on a panel painted brick red. I let it show through here and there. It always adds a little sparkle when you do that.

The pot was supposed to look like metal, but I think it looks more like pottery. Either way, I'm OK with it.

This 6x6 original oil painting on panel is available for $85, including shipping in the US/Canada. Click here to go to my website for purchase information.

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11 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I like the way the red shines through.

Barry Sachs Illustration said...

I love this piece. Its amazing how much white their is in the paintig without it being overdone. There is creative use of subtly tones that suggest form and helps bring the flowers to life.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous background color, perfect bouquet shape and exquisite little flowers. The vase is perfection. Beautiful work, Carol!

Norma Wilson said...

Another beautiful floral..I love the red poking through the daisies!

Gwen Bell said...

Love these happy Daisies. The red shining through lends great energy to the piece. Great compliment with the purples as well.

Wish I lived close enough to take your class.

dining room table said...

I still can't believe how you can make such a good work. That flower painting is just one proof of your talent in painting. You are so good.

Nancie Johnson said...

I had to stop by to tell you I love your daisies! Love those touches of red popping through the petals.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Daisies aren't as easy as they look - I know. And these are sweet Carol. Love the brick red popping through too which adds a nice dimension.

DEB said...

Good luck with your class! I was just taking a break from painting, browsing the web, and came across your blog. I was stuck on how to "enhance" a piece I've been working on with very little contrast. When I saw your daisies it hit me ... add flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

robust pot and great weight in your delicate painting of those daisies too.

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

I like all the colors poking through. Not just the reds but the oranges and blues as well.

And yeah, that pot looks like metal to me!

-Dean