Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Flower Seller

Its winter in Kolkata, a wonderful season, when flowers abound and these little flower sellers pop up all over the place. This the one outside my local market! I was fascinated by the colours...the reds, pinks and yellows of the gladioli, and the bright marigold garlands, off set beautifully with the white ladies lace and tube roses! I thought I would paint it on the spot but a crowd began to gather, and I still don't have the confidence to paint with people looking on! So i took a series of pictures for reference.  The painting is a little disappointing, am thinking of doing it again....I feel I should have used more wet style...I don't like the hard lines around the flowers, but I do like the lights and shadows!

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