Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bud ~ Virtual Sketch Date Challenge

oil painting on canvas board, 8 x 8 inch, unframed
virtual sketch date challenge for April
copyright 2009 MaryAnn Cleary

Here is my completed challenge for the virtual sketch date. I almost forgot to do it, so this evening I made a dash for the studio and attempted to do it. Check out the other interpretations at Virtual Sketch Date blog.


Priti said...

Nice work MaryAnn, i love your colors and all the brush strokes.

bluelilac said...


What a lovely oil painting! Beautiful work! So glad you took part in the virtual sketch date this month!

Mary Jane

MILLY said...

I love your colours and the way you painted the background which shows of the bud so beautifully, and the leaf to the left. Gorgeous.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Dramatic and beautifully painted!

Mary said...

The soft tranquility of this piece is an achievement, MayAnn, given that it sounds like you painted it under a short deadline. The palette you chose is lovely and provides such harmony.

Mary Lemmenes

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Thank you, everyone for your kind comments!! This was a real challenge for me and I really had to think beforehand what would be the best way to handle it.

Paulette said...

I love the texture of this.
Very nice work!

Marie Wise said...

Lovely, simply lovely. I am inspired by this painting!