This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

FLOWER OF MY DREAMS -PROTEA

©  24 x 24 Oil, St.Germain

Notes
I saw her and I had to paint her
for I gazed and was taken up in a dream
of vivid colors, 
roselike petals 
and dreamcatchers' feathers

-more detail than usual 
to make sure this dream stays with me 
till I'm ready to catch the wind 
and the clouds form another dream

8 comments:

Joanna said...

This is so stunning Jeanette. I love the detail and vivid colours, especially against the soft background.
Joanna

jeannette said...

Thank you Joanna, the vivid colors actually made it easier to make the flower stand apart:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Jeannette
I've missed your wonderful creations so much!Fabulous one here, for sure this flower has a special energy and you capture it so well.
Thanks for your support!
You are very gentle,
hugs
Léia

jeannette said...

Leia,
Aah you are already on the computer...hopefully not feeling too bad? Thank you for your kind comments about the painting. Are you familiar with Georgia O'Keefe? (A female American painter who painted huge flowers) Often people think that my flower paintings are reminiscent of hers...

The Grandpa said...

A fantastic flower rendering. Beautifully done.

jeannette said...

The Grandpa
Thanks so much -It was a lot of fun doing it:)

Doowmée said...

I like a lot of color rendering, your flower is beautiful.
A beautiful journey in the land of Alice.
I left you on your new blog address of a virtual gallery of sale
where I expose. Artquid.com.
I discovered this site thanks to blogs, I registered recently.
There are nearly 200 painters, some are fabulous.
Artists of leisure and professional
I give you the address of my gallery.

www.artquid.com/barbouillesdoowmee

Have a fun day
Doowmée

jeannette said...

Doowmee,
Thank you, friend for your compliment about the flower and introducing me to artquid!

I'll visit it after I come back from vacation (June 20), because now I still need to do a lot before I go coming Saturday (I'm going to paint on my vacation too). Thanks again!