Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sweet Musette

A short hiatus to deal with the world and have a little trip to see some family had me returning to the brushes missing my irises. The selected bloom this time is called Sweet Musette. 

These blooms are a great subject to explore brush and paint technique and I'm learning a lot by working on them. It seems that some others are enjoying them as well with a couple of them finding new homes.


Sweet Musette - Watercolour on Rough paper 16" x 12"

16 comments:

Sophia Khan said...

This is beautiful Mick. You work with this subject very well-always a pleasure to see your Irises. The colors are all just perfect together. Can you tell me what that ivory like color around the center is that you have used?

Sharon Whitley said...

my favourite so far Mick - just gorgeous!

Ray Maclachlan said...

This is brilliant Mick. Good composition, and the colours and detail are excellent. Well done.

Peter Ward said...

Nice subtle colouring and showing real improvement over previous ones. Just shows that concentrated effort is the way to improve.

Mick Carney said...

Sophia - Thanks a lot. The colour around the centre is Quinacridone Gold and some Quinacridone Gold Deep in parts.

Mick Carney said...

Sharon - Thanks. Maybe practice pays dividends.

Mick Carney said...

Ray - Cheers. Glad you like it.

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Thanks. You are right, no pain, no gain.

Yvonne Harry said...

The best yet Mick. I like the graduated colours in the falls.

Mick Carney said...

Yvonne - Thank you so much for your encouragement. I'm working hard at improving my technique with this sort of subject matter.

Nora MacPhail said...

Spectacular!! It must be even more stunning in real life.

Caroline Simmill said...

Incredible, very beautiful work Mick, great to see you painting flowers.

Mick Carney said...

Nora - You are very kind. I'm hoping it impresses enough to find a home.

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun working with these images and also learning a lot about technique.

Ron Guthrie said...

Wow! No crit on this one...she's a beauty Mick!

Mick Carney said...

Ron - Thanks a lot.