Monday, December 7, 2009

Periwinkle Pinwheels

7" x 5" ~ Watercolor on Paper

Well, the colder it gets outside...the more tropical the flowers become inside. :~) I have no idea what this is, except I know that I shot the reference photo at a plant conservatory. The title? I wanted to use a nice sky color for the background. (A nice compliment to the yellow centers) But, next to the Cobalt on my palette was a little bit of Quin Red. The Quin Red kept mixing I finally relented and just let it all happen. So the background is Periwinkle. I am very fond of Periwinkle, probably because it's called Periwinkle. Just too cute. Yes, and don't the flowers look like little Pinwheels. :~) Hoping to have a drop (shipping) date for the video towards the end of the week. I am so excited to be able to share my painting style with all of you. Stay tuned...



Jacqueline Gnott said...

Our friend Valerie from Maui emailed me with the variety of flower. This is a Plumeria. She said they are very common in Maui and also very fragrant. Thank you Valerie!!

Delilah said...

Very nice floral painting

Terry said...

After being away a week visiting family I can now catch up on all the wonderful and beautiful paintings that I missed whilst away and YIPPEE a video coming soon, just cannot wait and hope that I can twist the arm of one of my family to purchase a copy for me.

Am slowly recovering after what is for me a lot of driving last week and am today starting to feel less tired, will continue to rest another day as always have back problems but last week made it worse still never mind it will soon be back to normal

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Love all your flowers!

barbara said...

In South Africa it is known as "Franjipani" Most commonly white and yellow as you have so bautifully depicted. but also in pinks and deep red. Stunning

Alex Zonis said...

Ohhh! Beautiful!

Have you seen weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow? I am going to stay home and look at your flower...

Jacqueline Gnott said...

Thank you Delilah. I love your work too!!

You know that I missed you Terry...the boys and I were worried about you. Glad you had a nice visit with your family. Rest up!!

Thanks "C"!! I love it when people say such nice things.

Jacqueline Gnott said...

Thank you Barbara for helping with my Flower identification. I know most flowers...but definitely not all.

Yes, Alex, I've seen the forcast...I'll be staying inside painting a big, red Poinsettia for post tonight. I am blessed by all the nice comments.

And may I say I am still amazed by the far reaching aspects of this internet thing. In the past 24 hours I've received correspondence from:

Northern Ireland

Toronto, Canada

Maui, Hawaii

South Africa


United Kingdom

North Pole, Alaska
(No this one was not from Santa :~)

Isn't that amazing. It's crazy. I think this internet thing may be catching on. :~)

Judy said...

Hi Jacqueline! I love your paintings. I attempted to send an email about the flower identification, but it bounced back. No matter what they are, though! A plumeria by any other name is still beautiful when you paint it. Have a blessed Christmas!

Angela Fehr said...

I lived in Papua New Guinea for a number of years and the frangipani that grew there are my favourite flower. They smell like heaven! I think Hawaii is the only place that calls them plumeria.
They come in many colours as well - I tried to grow one once as a house plant in Canada but it died. They say it can be done, so maybe I'll try again sometime! LOVE this painting, Jacqueline!

Maria Filomena e Ana Paula Lorv√£o said...

Lindo trabalho,adorei,desejo-lhe um Feliz Natal!!!