An abstract realist style floral landscape painting, depicting violets and perennial sunflowers – I call them daisies – on a dappled bit of grassy hill. I like to stroll through the neighborhoods surrounding Boston – Somerville, Arlington, Cambridge, Medford and admire the little microgardens in so many peoples’ front yards. Often these have an abundanc of small brightly colored flowers – reds, blues and violets with a mound of daisy-like tall flowers in the background or topping a fence. To me, these little scenes are the look of warm weather in urban New England.

This was painted using dilute washes of oil on unprimed cotton canvas to create a loose watercolor effect. Alkyd impasto medium was used to paint in details that lay on the canvas like appliques. The final layer of details was sculpted onto the canvas using a palette knife. This gives the effect of glossy foreground flowers in relief against a fading background and adds to the visual energy of the piece.

Dr. Regina Valluzzi, “The Nerdly Painter” – Art Inspired by Science from a Scientist inspired by Art
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Comments

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    A fabulous technique Regina. Really brings the foreground flowers out. Beautiful work

  • Thanks Angela. The technique is a bit tricky with curoius cats (gotta keep ’em distracted!)

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    How pretty – - – beautifully done!!

  • Thanks!

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 4 years ago

    fabulous work

  • Thanks for looking and commenting!

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Silverbill
    Silverbillover 4 years ago

    In the middle ages english for daisy was the sun flower.

  • Interesting bit of information – thanks!

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Ornelly Smile
    Ornelly Smileover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature. I’m still pretty new to the group, so it’s nice to see that I’m submitting relevant pieces (and features are always a happy thing!)

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    lovely work well done !LIZ

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and comment.

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    The 3-D effect is fantastic. I like this very bright and cheerful painting, and i bet you had lots of fun doing it, as this is what I can see! Great!

  • I keep thanking people and forgetting to use “reply”. thank you very much for your comment on Daisy Days!

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Regina Valluzzi
    Regina Valluzziabout 4 years ago

    Thanks, you have some very interesting work as well.

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 4 years ago

    Lovely floral painting.

  • Thanks

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Bonnie coad
    Bonnie coadalmost 4 years ago

    Great colourful cheerful image.

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