Friday, August 20, 2010

Magnolia in Oil

I just love to paint but taking the pictures of the painting is another story altogether!

It seems hard to capture the subtlety of some of the color applications. Oh well I probably need a special lens and right now I have to make do with the camera I have. 
Still I think most of the colors do stand out a bit but I wish you could see it in person!

I do the background in acrylic but ended up covering the canvas with oil paints.  The silver edge and dark green edging are acrylic though. I added micaceous iron oxide paint to the green as it adds a bit of texture and a very subtle glow.

I have some ideas for a series of pastel paintings of roses that I hope turn out the way I am envisioning them.

But first I have the Art Swap challenge I need to pull together, being sponsored by Jillayne at A Fine Seam @
I am sure it is going to be the most fun ever!


  1. Wow...How beautiful..what a wonderfu piece!! you are a gorgeous painter...I love it! INpsiring and full of harmony! thanks for sharing! your pictures are awesome..i am not good at taking pictures of paintings at all....shine on!! more..that was fabulous!

  2. Beautiful painting and beautiful photo!

  3. I continue to admire you talents! The paintings are just lovely!
    ~Enjoy your weekend!~

  4. Your work, painted or photographed is just lovely my friend. Such talented hands. God given gift you have!

    Thank you for visiting me today. I love it when you stop by.

    Love to you~


  5. Tina, thank you for stopping by and following, I'm following you back. You are so talented there is two things I cannot do, sing, and paint LOL. I can not wait to see your rose paintings, OHHH I am a rose lover!!


  6. This is beautiful tina! I love big flower art!

  7. This is so beautiful Tina...I am glad I stopped by today and got to see your piece. You always leave me in awe of your talent
    Hope your doing well my friend. I miss coming by here

  8. Lovely work!!!
    Happy day to you, Tina!

  9. You are so talented and your magnolia is truly beautiful. Love all the colors. Going to look at your Etsy shop now.

  10. I think everything looks just beautiful.
    You are one talented lady!
    Wish I could paint!...sigh,
    hugs, Evi

  11. Hi Tina! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment :)
    I've been learning about epoxy resin on youtube watching Wyanne's videos and this video gives directions. It's very cool....MESSY though! ha
    If that link doesn't work, just do a search on the youtube site for 'epoxy resin art' and you'll find it.
    Have a great night!

  12. My goodness you have been creative lately - and in all different medias. Way to go! a true Renaissance woman... keep it up.
    have a truly blessed weekend.

  13. How very lovely, Tina. I hear you on the photography angle though; it can never quite do the true piece of art justice, but I think you've done beautifully here too!

  14. wow, this is really stunning! Gorgeous gorgeous.... :)fantastic job!~

  15. I have tried to photograph paintings with no luck. But these pictures are the best I have seen for capturing beauty.

  16. Tina your painting is beautiful and your photo very well done. Thank you for visiting me. Reading about you I think we do have a lot in common. Especially the gardens and animals. Have a wonderful. week. Sharon

  17. This painting of a magnolia is so amazing. My summer project was to try painting again. I hope to try in September but my garden's ready to pick and process... You're a very talented artist Tina!


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Tina xo