Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Prickly Pear in Burgundy



Barring any needed changes to this following critique by WcW, this is the final. It seems I have been working on this for so long, but it is only about nine days. Now, on to the fishing shack, from one challenge to another!

6 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

This is such a strong painting (beautiful too). The colors are wonderful. I would love to see how you matt and frame this one.

Carol Reed Kennedy said...

Susan... this is absolutely stunning. Hope you have some Giclees made up and knock their socks off at the upcoming fall shows. The original should certainly merit a ribbon or two.
Congratulations.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Vicki...This has a double white mat and is in a simple, metal frame. The frame is a brushed metal frame that has a mauve cast to the silver color. It is not a shiny metal frame.

Carol...I am considering the Giclee possibilities for this but this strong vertical format would necessitate finding frames in that narrow, tall style also. So, we will have to see. I am hoping the original does attract some notice though!

Thanks ladies, I appreciate the feedback and like this one myself!

RHCarpenter said...

Well done, Susan! The colors make my mouth water - and the shadows add so much to the composition. Good luck on any shows you enter this one in - it should be a winner!

Margaret Ann said...

GOR...geous!!! Superb values! :)

Deb said...

Hello Susan,
I stumbled upon your blog and saw your Prickly Pears in Burgundy.
Absolutely beautiful!! Can I ask what green(s) you used on the pads?
Deb