Frangipanis dream by Karin Zeller

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Watercolour 12 in X 8 in

This was inspired by a one dollar greeting card I bought. I love frangipanis, which are a joy to draw and paint, and a recurring theme in some of my work. This started out as a watercolour pencil sketch, and later developed it into a watercolour painting. It took a long time to get to the final stage. The final stage was to spray the painting with clear water, then add a very loose wash of blue, pink and yellows, then spinkle salt on it. This was a bit risky, but it paid off. I loved the final result. I sold it last year in our exhibition.

I have been a professional artist since 1990, starting out doing pencil portrait commissions. These days I have my own back yard studio, where I work towards future exhibitions, and teach weekly classes & workshops in watercolour and acrylics as well as drawing.
My studio is located in Hobson’s Bay ( Altona Meadows) , Victoria
Contact me at or mobile: 0413 741 085

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  • Kymie
    Kymieover 4 years ago

    That is gorgeous, so full of colour and I love the butterfly :-)

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsabout 4 years ago

    Your work is very beautiful !!

  • suzannem73
    suzannem73almost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, but then all of the work in your portfolio is. I have had one of these plants for several years and it is blooming now for the first time. The flowers are beautiful and I have already taken mayy photos of them. This will go right into favorites.

  • Thank you Suzanne! I appreciate the very kind words. I used to have a plant like this, and the flowers are gorgeous and have such a beautiful perfume. Unfortunately it died. Not sure why.

    – Karin Zeller

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work, congrats on the sale.

  • Karen Townsend
    Karen Townsendalmost 4 years ago


  • dovey1968
    dovey1968almost 4 years ago

    beautiful work……i think i know the greeting card you mean, i’ve purchased the paper too lol… its very pretty but no where near as lovely as your piece, well done on your challenge win !

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Annette! This little painting seems to be getting a lot of attention. I appreciate the kindness and encouragement, and also appreciate the lovely banner. : ) xox

    – Karin Zeller

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature with this lovely work!

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 3 years ago

    I can almost smell it!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    JUNE 13th, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you so much, Mary! I really appreciate the feature in your gallery, as well as the the special banner. xox

    – Karin Zeller

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