Big Blue Clematis by Leslie Gustafson

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I could not resist painting this vivid clematis and really enjoyed doing so – nature is so full of beauty! – a testament to the goodness of God! Thank you to Janis Zroback for use of her " The Garden..Clematis 3" photograph from her Canadian garden.
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10 × 11 pure watercolor (W/N) on 140 lb Arches, cold press.

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Winner of “Paint this Photograph” challenge in Water Media
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Fourth place finish in “The Watercolor” challenge , All Your Best Work
Featured in Painters in Modern Times
Top 10 finish in “Your Personal Favorite Flower” challenge in Florals, Watercolors and Pastels!
Top 10 finish in “As Close as You Can Get” challenge in Art up Close
Featured in the Clematis group
Top 10 finish in Best Watercolor Up Close challenge in Art Up Close
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Top 10 finish in “Your Best Watercolor” challenge in Self Taught Artists of Red Bubble
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Top 10 finish in the “Light on Flowers” challenge in Let There Be Light.
Featured in California Love

A fairly planned painting. I sketched, noted the whites and painted light to dark with numerous washes at the end to intensify the color.

Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 5 years ago

    wow, Leslie this is wonderful!

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 5 years ago

    Thank you Susan and for favoring it!:-) I am actually pleased with it, which is not easy for me to say;-)

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    Fantastic Leslie…I absolutely love it…so delicate and pretty…you really captured the tissue thinness of the petals….thank you so much for entering the challenge…

  • I am pleased you like it! Thank you for such a great photo – the color drew me right in!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    this is wonderful Leslie….have had not time to do mine yet..BUT after looking at this nothing can top it! such a beautiful watercolour with lovely shadows and highlights. Perfect.

  • Thank you Linda! I have not been watercoloring for some time and I realized again how I love it!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 5 years ago

    Beautiful rendition of this flower, I saw Janis’s photo and you have done an outstanding job. Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you Anna!:-) I am glad you liked it!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 5 years ago

    oh Wowwww this is gorgeous! I chucked mine in the bin!! I blame the paper , [LOL]

  • Nah, get yours back out of the bin!lol. Thank you Ginny so much!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous artwork Leslie, actually thought it was a photo at first…wow!

  • It was created from a great photo which made the process easier – thank you so much Kathie!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    You have painted such light into this, excellant work….anna : )

  • Thank you Anna:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • fesseldreg
    fesseldregover 5 years ago

    Fabulous! :)

  • Thank you so much!:-) Sorry for the delayed response, I forgot to hit reply!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous piece of work, Leslie. Your colours are wonderful and the detail superb.

  • Thank you Bev! I love your watercolors and hope to paint negatively at some point if my mind could get it!lol You are a wonderful watercolorist I admire – thank you so much!

    – Leslie Gustafson

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