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About a month ago I had a request from OH Pauline for a flower painting must be yellow and must have a butterfly,This came about as she has changed her lounge colour scheme,We now have curtains a wallpaper with yellow in them plus cushions and a few small items
As the weather is total rubbish here I set about finding a suitable picture, the last flowers having faded some while ago
This is what I came up with see what you think the canvas is 20 × 16 and medium as always Acrylic and took around 3 weeks to complete working a couple of hrs most days in between walking and entertaining Jamie

Hope It Brightens the day

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Wow, you are very talented. Love it.

23 Nov, 2016

 

I'm sure Pauline will be as delighted with it as we are. I think you capture the essence of the flowers because you have such a good eye for detail. Beautiful butterfly too.

23 Nov, 2016

 

It's brilliant!

23 Nov, 2016

 

who's a clever boy then? multi talented. well done.

23 Nov, 2016

 

As per spec! Lost in admiration - she must he delighted!

23 Nov, 2016

 

It is absolutely beautiful, Brian. You are so talented.

23 Nov, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks for your comments it looks to me rather harsh in the picture ,it is in real life a little softer easier on the eye

23 Nov, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Its fabulous Brian I'm sure Pauline is very happy with it , you are very talented in more ways than one ...

23 Nov, 2016

 

You have my admiration as well Bjs. I am impressed.

23 Nov, 2016

 

A talented lot ...GOYers....Id love to be able to paint like this.
Very nice.

23 Nov, 2016

 

A lovely painting very true to colour.
I haven't tried acrylics yet are they easy to use ?
Well done
Marjorie

23 Nov, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Marjororie
Most ladies start with watercolour if that is the case Acrylic is quite different you can use in a number of ways it can be quite forgiving compared to water you can use it thick like oil paint and very thin for washes and all other things in between.being water based you don't normally get in the mess a lot do with oil although that only applies to amateurs like me, certainly not to Linda in Scotland.

23 Nov, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Paul you start with painting walls and work your way down to something more comfortable

23 Nov, 2016

 

Brian, that is bloody lovely, beautiful small tortishell.

23 Nov, 2016

 

Well that fits the brief...it's lovely and soo cheerful .

23 Nov, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Dave added the tortoiseshell for you but it did not enlarge that well

23 Nov, 2016

 

Beautifully done, I think you must have been exceeded expectations. It is really lovely.

24 Nov, 2016

 

wow I love it

24 Nov, 2016

 

WOW!!! That's fabulous, Brian! I had no idea you knew how to paint! You done a great painting, looks quite life-like! Well done! I'd dearly love to hang that on our living room wall to admire every day!

24 Nov, 2016

 

It is cheerful and from what you have said I think it will suit your room, I bet Pauline loves it Brian, I personally don't find it harsh at all, I do like the added touch of the butterfly....

24 Nov, 2016

 

Fabulous !!!! love it and it certainly does brighten the day.

25 Nov, 2016

 

Brian this is great artwork. I used to paint in oils, but I now paint in watercolours and Acrylics.

25 Nov, 2016

 

oh, wow!!! I come to your site to look at Jamie, and here are these wonderful paintings. You are a professional???

25 Nov, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

Wells
Professional no I took up painting with a very good artist teacher in 1999 just before I retired, I attended her classes for about 5 years but we stayed in touch for several years beyond that the only paintings I have been paid for are ones of dogs,I painted about 20 of them over several years ,that excludes 3 of Jamie which are shown on this site somewhere.
I don't recommend you look for them probably take hours if you want to see one I will repost it.
x

25 Nov, 2016

 

Oh my! so clever, wish I had a talent like that. Cheered me up!

26 Nov, 2016

 

Absolutely lovely ... :o)

26 Nov, 2016

 

That is amazing and very pretty.

6 Jan, 2017

 

Wow, Brian, this is beautiful. I love it. What an amazing talent you have.

3 Feb, 2017

bjs
Bjs
 

thanks Homebird not so easy these days my eyes tire quickly

3 Feb, 2017

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