The artistic and creative musings of Gillian Olson who sells cards and prints through her PS Whimsy website and displays art on Gillian Olson Art website. The weekly "Whimsy Wednesday" Behind the Brush post will feature photographs, sketches and paintings, and give you a peek into what is happening in her studio.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Black and White
I don't often see black flowers but these deep purple iris buds appear almost black. I saw them while out walking one evening and was so taken with them that I returned with my camera the next day.
In our neighbourhood there are gardens in the middle of traffic circles and in traffic calming bulges; I don't know who takes care of them, but I for one enjoy the beautiful displays and send my thanks.
The dark buds burst into deep purple blooms:
White flowers aren't rare but I will share a few favorites from my garden.
Peonies with little slashes of red:
This one looks like a face to me:
From Roy Orbison`s "Black and White``:
I have been working on something black and white, it is an ink and watercolour work and not finished but here is a teaser:
The black part is ink and I am painting a few of the shells.
I am happy to say I am almost finished my triptych, I just have the varnishing and framing to complete. It has been a big project and one which I intend to include in a solo show in September, more about that later. I had to use my wide angle lens to get a picture, so without further ado here it is:
I am calling it "Village People", watercolour on paper (24" X 60").