Pink Orchid

Pink Orchid
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This is wonderful! I often find flower paintings a bit contrived, but you have very cleverly made the background and farthest away foliage so loose and interesting that there is nothing contrived about your painting. The background contrasts so well with the sharp detail of the orchids. The colours are wonderful. A really lovely painting.

Gorgeous again Carole. Once again I love your treatment of the background and the Orchids aerial roots. Smashing.

Absolutely beautiful it almost looks three dimensional

Hi Carole...a little gem...well done I like what I see here...aerial perspective always works regardless of subject matter...[paler indistinct background...bolder mid-ground...boldest foreground etc.]

Your flower paintings never cease to amaze me. This is wonderful and your treatment of the background set the flowers off beautifully. Well done.

This is fantastic. I love the composition and the colours.

Very kind of you all. I think with all your encouragement I will include this one in my next library exhibition. Thank you Carole.

I agree with all that has been said a most beautiful painting.

Beautiful Carole, and what a clever background, very well painted.

Hello Carole, I hope you had an enjoyable day walking in the Derbyshire hills, I am going to pass on your name to my daughter who, after a long lapse is begining to paint again- she will be inspired. I don't paint flowers but looking at your work has given me such a lot of pleasure this morning, thank you. They are all truly excellent, something to learn from each one. Regards, Joe

Posted by Joe Hush on Sat 30 May 09:44:54

Carole, all your flower studies are beautiful.I really love the way you've treated the background here.I think I could learn a lot from you- I love painting flowers, but don't always know what to do with the background. Keep painting! Geraldine

I tried to comment on this painting earlier, but nothing happened! Hope you get the message this time- it's stunning! I love the background. Geraldine

Sorry, Carole, just realised you got all my messages! My mistake!

This is really beautiful Carole.

This is quite fantastic! I've been browsing your portfolio and am lost for words. Every painting is so beautiful - you really are a very talented watercolourist. Thank you for your kind remark on barge. I'll continue to browse.......

Many thanks everyone, I really appreciate your comments. Avril, thanks for looking at my portfolio.

These are beautiful Carole! Great mastery of watercolour!

Just spotted this beauty, Carole. Its gorgeous!

Thank you very, much Jennifer for taking a look a my work.

I love your gallery, your flowers seem to leap of the paper...

LOVELY FLORAL WORK,I HAD A WORKSHOP WITH SORAYA FRENCH AT NEC THE OTHER WEEK THE FIRST TIME I HAVE ATTEMPTED FLOWER PAINTING, ENJOYED IT ,BUT WISH I COULD EXECUTE THE SUBJECT THE EXCELLENT WAY YOU DO .WELL DONE GREAT STYLE

Hang on Studio Wall
31/03/2015
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Mainly watercolour, some oil pastel and inktense 14" x 11"

About the Artist
Carole Swingler

Self- taught artist, I have dabbled in watercolours for many years on and off. My first love is flower painting in watercolour. Now trying many different media including acrylic inks, gouache, all types of pencils to try loose-ish semi abstract images.

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