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Friday, January 21, 2011

# 62 The Flower Seller

Since its winter here in Kolkata, and flower season,  little makeshift stalls of flowers appear! This is one outside my weekly market, and made such a wonderful picture with the brightly coloured gladioli, and marigold garlands, off set with tube roses and ladies lace! I tried to paint it at the spot, but a crowd gathered ever so quickly, and I haven't got the confidence to paint while people look on! So I took a picture. I like some bits of this picture, like the brightness of the sun on the flowers in contrast to the shade of the stall it self. I still feel I should have done it more wet, so that the background colours melted in better. I don't like the hard lines that are around the tops of the flowers! I should have used some masking fluid, I think. Its a good practice picture though!


Laure Ferlita said...

LOVE this, Brinda! The bright, clean colors, the riot of all those colors blending together! I also like how you've subdued the vendor as part of the background and made the piece about the flowers.

What a delight to see on the way to the market. I'd be more inclined to go if I saw that on my way!

Mermaid's Palette said...

This is beautiful, Brinda! I love the colors and you have just the right amount of detail in the flowers. I also like the way you treated the background so we focus on the stars of the painting- the flowers!

Elva Paulson said...

I love seeing peeks of your life, so far away from mine. The flower stall is a glimpse of sunshine.