Cotyledon (Silver Ruffles)


I like this colourful painting

Like this a lot Frank. The bright colours and simplicity. It’s on the menu for me too - I took quite a few photos of cacti etc against a bright blue sky and my aloe vera is waiting to be painted.

That’s a great orange mix Frank. A lovely statement piece.

I really like this Frank. The bright colours are wonderful.

I really like this - striking use of colour for a striking plant!

Nice composition and colour choices. It works well.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. This plant project is making me take a fresh look at how I portray plants and flowers in my paintings. Look I forward to seeing your cacti Marjorie.

Love this quirky, colourful painting Frank. Those frills on the cacti bring the whole piece alive.

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Another for my Plant Planet body of work. I've used a tetrad of colours here using gouache. Wanting to keep the colours bright, I stumbled on adding alizarin to Indian Yellow to get a truly vibrant orange. Also replacing Titanium White with Zinc White meant that I was able to keep the colours looking fresh, rather than pale or muddy. 6x8in on CP watercolour paper.

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Frank Bingley

I've had very little tuition over the years except for a two year course during the late 1990s in watercolour. Since retirement in 2012, I now have time to pursue my love of painting. In recent years I have ventured into linoprinting, acrylics , oils and gouache. Gouache is fast becoming my…

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