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Foxglove painting

(37 Posts)
Purplepixie Sun 19-Jul-20 16:21:42

Hi all
I’ve just finished this painting of some foxgloves which has kept me sane during this lockdown.

Thank you for looking.

NfkDumpling Fri 31-Jul-20 21:34:06

Its very good Purple. Love the movement in it. I often use Clingfilm for backgrounds and am just getting the hang of salt. Do you use candle wax?

Witzend Fri 31-Jul-20 21:24:11

That is gorgeous - you are very talented!

biba70 Sat 25-Jul-20 18:55:09


Purplepixie Sat 25-Jul-20 18:49:08

Thank you so much.

crazyH Tue 21-Jul-20 22:28:06

It's just o beautiful ! What a talented lady you are Purplepixie!!!

Fennel Tue 21-Jul-20 22:22:40

Lovely painting thanks PurplePixie smile.
We had some like that at the front of our house (don't know where they came from) but they didn't last long.
A painting like yours keeps them going forever.

Puzzler61 Tue 21-Jul-20 21:01:29

It’s so beautiful, the way the foxgloves stand proud at the front of the picture, and you just know the stems are moving in a breeze.
The smudged sky suggests a breeze is blowing the clouds also as their edges are undefined. I love it Purple,
you should be very proud of it,

MissAdventure Tue 21-Jul-20 20:53:13

It's just beautiful. smile

FlyingHandbag Tue 21-Jul-20 20:49:18

I have never seen something like this! It's wonderful! X

Nandalot Tue 21-Jul-20 18:49:40


Desdemona Tue 21-Jul-20 17:54:47

Lovely picture!

Purplepixie Tue 21-Jul-20 17:51:54

I also use cling film for the background at times, but this is rock salt.

seacliff Sun 19-Jul-20 20:32:43


Callistemon Sun 19-Jul-20 20:04:31

Oh, I'd forgotten that! It's quite a while since I did any painting, in fact I was just looking at my books and wondering whether to give them away or try again.

Purplepixie Sun 19-Jul-20 20:00:03

I dropped some of the colours in as well as using salt on the back ground.

Callistemon Sun 19-Jul-20 19:55:09

Lovely and delicate Purplepixie

Did you 'drop in' the colours?

Greyduster Sun 19-Jul-20 19:52:10

Lovely painting, Purplepixie! Not an easy medium, watercolour.

Purplepixie Sun 19-Jul-20 19:45:40

Thank you

ginny Sun 19-Jul-20 19:02:32


Maggiemaybe Sun 19-Jul-20 18:58:29

Thank you for the information, Esspee, that’s very interesting.

Nortsat Sun 19-Jul-20 17:40:25

How lovely.
Thank you for sharing.

BBbevan Sun 19-Jul-20 17:36:26

That is just lovely. Well done

Purplepixie Sun 19-Jul-20 17:02:25

Thank you so much for the lovely words. Yes, I have done some other flowers in the past.

Chewbacca Sun 19-Jul-20 16:59:39

That is just beautiful Purplepixie; you're a very talented artist. I'd be delighted to have that displayed in my home.

EllanVannin Sun 19-Jul-20 16:54:20

How beautiful. I love paintings and so love the foxglove too such a beautiful flower. Well done. Frame it , behind glass and hang it and enjoy it too.