Greenhouse and Giveaway Update

3/16/2010 11:15:00 AM Posted In , Edit This 25 Comments »
Well, I haven't heard from Sabine, the winner  of the giveaway yet, and I've tried contacting her without success, so if I haven't heard from her by tonite, I'm going to draw again and  give the book to someone else.  I'm sorry to have to do that, but this is the 3rd day since I announced the winner, and I'd really like someone to have this book!  So, Sabine, if you're out there, please contact me! 

On another note,  because spring is almost here (yippee!!), I thought I'd share another watercolor painting I did of a greenhouse.  It's another one that I sold a few years back.   This one is the "Geranium House" at one of our local flower centers.  I have a hard time restraining myself when I'm there seeing all the beautiful flowers.  All too often I come home with what seems like just a few plants when I'm buying them, only to find out  they multiplied  in the car when I got down on my knees to plant them  (the little devils!).

25 comments:

Melanie said...

LOL, hey, I will take it, ;)
At first I thought that was a photo ... but you painted it right? Beautiful!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

WOW! The geranium house is BEYOND gorgeous!! Lovely beyond words. I know, I know, I sound like I am blathering because I am!

donna said...

I though it was a photo too! It really is beyond words.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Wow! It is a lot like looking at a photo. Yummy!

And I know what you mean about that multiplying in the trunk.

xoxo

PAMO said...

I too thought it was a photo, until I clicked on it for a larger view. WOW!! Your composition is striking and your sense of color is wonderful. I really like how you restrained yourself from over coloring- and keeping so much light. I feel like you truly captured a moment in time. LOVELY!

Sandra said...

Oh, you really nailed the depth and colors!

Maer aka Marilyn Harris-Mills said...

wow...great values with your greens!

PoetNessa said...

You have me all excited about spring flowers now! I have never seen a watercolor of a greenhouse like you did -- it's beautiful and so evocative of the real thing... Well done!

Minerva said...

Your painting makes me feel impatient for the flowers to bloom... I love the choice and mix of greens, the depth and perspective, great job!

arlene said...

You are too funny.....I think it's the plant fairy!
Well, that's what I tell myself and I never fib!
Luv the painting...I'd definitely make room on my wall for that one!!
I must go see if I can find mine...
hugs
arlene f

Tyanne said...

just beautiful. I like the impressionistic feel to this.

freebird said...

This is a really pretty picture. It's no wonder it sold!

phthaloblu said...

What a great painting! Beautiful comp.

Alex said...

I must say Nancy, this is MARVELOUS! The perspective is magnificent and the colors have so much depth. It's just gorgeous!

curiouscrow said...

This is beautiful Nancy - lovely colours, lots of light and deep perspective.

kazumiwannabe said...

The place must be great and your painting is gorgeous!

Cathy Holtom said...

Really good, I love the original composition.

Roadchick said...

That is just stunning! I love it!

LisaC said...

Wow. You did an outstanding job. When I first saw it, I thought "she must have taken a picture to paint from" then... wow. That IS the painting. Simply beautiful.

Ramona Davidson said...

Wow!! Gorgeous. You definitely did an awesome job on this picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

And thanks for all the sweet comments you have left on my blog. They are much appreciated.

Lesley Purcell said...

This is a lovely painting, I particularly like the hanging plants with their trailing leaves. You can almost smell the geraniums!

raena said...

This is gorgeous! I love the texture of the foliage and the light on the leaves!

Krista Meister said...

Lovely values and perfect delicate touch in the florals and greenery. Mine tends to run together all in one blob.

Evelyn Howard said...

I love this watercolour.

A friend and I are going to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens to draw next week. I was just wondering what to take - I think I'll be bringing my watercolour :)

classic girl said...

Hi Nancy, not sure why you'd be fearful of picking up a paintbrush when you can do watercolours like this one--beautiful tones and you've captured the light airy atmosphere.
You left a comment on my site a few weeks back and in the flurry of trying to work out this whole blogging thing (just new here!) I didn't thank you. I'm now following ... Jenine :)