Hortensia with white bowls

Hortensia with white bowls

Beautifully composed and painted. Loose but not too loose and those white bowls are perfect.

Gorgeous background, wonderful shades of blue/purple. Great still life Sharon.

i agree with the above, Sharon, particularly the comments re the lovely white bowls and the gorgeous background - all beautifully observed and rendered, (as are the subjects in your other three paintings).

A really beautiful and elegant painting Sharon!

Another gorgeous watercolour Sharon, full of skill.

There is something very compelling about painting something white, especially in watercolour. I love your treatment of the stack of bowls and the flower on top is wonderfully well painted - super colours in the petals and leaves. Lovely work.

Really beautiful and sensitive. The coolness captures the essence of Hortensia perfectly.

Thank you all for your encouragement. I actually sold this picture in the meantime, which for me is quite an achievement ! Feel now that I have given my baby away, do others also have difficulty in parting with paintings ? This is new for me.

I am afraid I am guilty in my own work of pandering to taste - I paint mostly village scenes and am fairly successful locally with both sales and commissions but in my heart of hearts I would like to do more 'loose' work so I have to strike a balance. You say above that you are trying to get a bit looser but in your case I have to ask why? This is a superb painting demonstrating both good techniques and a great sense of composition. Look forward to seeing more along these lines.

Delicate and intense at the same time. I like the flower very much. Michelle

Wonderful! Very delicate Sharon, and super washes.

Hang on Studio Wall

Another flower portrait, trying to get a bit looser but not there yet ! Painted on Arches 300gsm fine grain.

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