Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cherry blossoms


I had broken a little branch of these off to put in a vase a couple of days ago. Good thing, as the next day we got 16 inches of snow. 

This painting went really fast and I tried not to mess with it too much, so that it would express the freshness and simplicity of the subject.


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20 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

What gorgeous lost and found edges Jala....so a la Whistler.

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful painting, Jala - kind of reminds me of Whistler - the colors and the paint application.
Great job!

Karen said...

Do you feel like this maybe has some of the abstract, some of the realistic? Is it just my looking at it directly after your yesterday's post?? I don't know...I agree with Loriann. The edges (I keep looking at the branch behind as compared to that one distinct blossom in the front) are quite beautiful.

Kim Denise said...

Yes, beautiful edges, and beautiful muted glow. It's perfect.

16 inches of snow? Yikes! I'm so sorry....

Brian McGurgan said...

This is beautiful, Jala. I like Loriann's comparison to Whistler - I hadn't thought of that at first but certainly agree.

L.Holm said...

Jala - beautiful! I love the muted, glowing tones. I have an award for you on my blog. stop by when you get a chance....

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jala, This is such a beautiful piece. Elegant is what I'd use to describe it.

diddamsdigitalart said...

Well, I guess it's unanimous... a lovely painting. I like the play between the blossoms and the blue-grey background, and the in-focus branch and blossom with the softer edges elsewhere. Interesting.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all so much. It was really fun to get a painting so fast, too. I made almost no changes after putting down the initial strokes.

Jala Pfaff said...

Kim - Fortunately for us, in Boulder the sun melts the snow within a couple of days. But it was quite a load all at once!

Jala Pfaff said...

Liz - thank you for the award!

Laurel Daniel said...

This is gorgeous - I love the colors and the softness. And I see what you mean about similar compositions - you what they say about "great minds..." :)

Casey Klahn said...

Beautiful and delicate.. And, I am a fan of the "suspension" works, too.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

beautiful design, Jala.

jean neely said...

It is so delicate and lovely. Very, very nice. It really caught my eye.

Maria-Thérèse said...

Beautiful work! I like the dark colour scheme in this.

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Cathyann said...

Jala, this is absolutely gorgeous. The abstraction is in here, for sure.
Nice integration of the two!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Love it, Jala. Wonderfully subtle.

Marian Fortunati said...

Nice... (as always)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

the colors are beautiful and the composition is great. Love the edges on the flowers.