Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Poinsettia class


Every year I teach a watercolor class on poinsettias. We usually go to Quality Gardens on rt 228 because the green house is so beautiful and they have a wonderful selection. This year we decided to shop for our poinsettias there and paint in the studio. It was nice, but not the same as being in a humid greenhouse, surrounded by greenery... I may have to go just for myself. This is my demonstration on quarter sheet watercolor paper.

8 comments:

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! that is wonderful....I love your painting!!! beautiful work!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Maria, this is just beautiful. I love the play of light against dark in the petals, and the depth it creates.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful poinsettias Maria.! Love the different colors of the leaves.!!

DamiĆ£o Vieira said...

Very good Maria, do remember that we are already close to Christmas.
A good Christmas for Maria and the whole family.
A friend on this side of the Atlantic.

L Young said...

Beautiful poinsettia, thanks for sharing.

Sadami said...

Dear Maria,
Lovely painting.
Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Pass my best wishes to your students, too.
Kind regards, Sadami

Dean H. said...

Maria...this is a beautiful poinsettia painting! Love the color transitions.
Also, want to mention, I love the portraits you are doing!
In answer to your question on my blog...I don't know of any artist who is doing a portrait exchange.
Perhaps in the near future, when our schedules permit, we could do one on our own.

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely lovely!!