Black Eyed Susans 2

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Livonia, Mi - United States

Gorgeous painting... absolutely stunning on the black, Ken.

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Ann! I am having fun experimenting with dark backgrounds.

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Ken, Wow! Your excel with painting watercolor flowers... Another fav!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Chrisann! Very nice of you to say!

Newberry, Fl - United States

Fantastic piece, Ken! I love the variation of colors in the center of the flowers.

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Eve! I think this is one of my more recent favorites!

Woodbridge, VA - United States

Ken, The richness of the colors is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the brandname of materials used. peace, O.

Ken Powers replied:

Thanks for having a look Otis!

Brooklyn, NY - United States

Very beautiful work! I love the subtlety in the colors of the flowers!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Nina! This was a lot of fun!

Georgetown, ON - Canada

Great work Ken. Love the contrast.

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you William! I am playing around with the way the subjects interact with the dark backgrounds. Fun experiments!

Salem, OR - United States

Very nice. Love Black Eyed Susan.

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Jenny! It is amazing how appealing the colors of the Black Eyed Susan can be.

Binghamton, NY - United States

Beautiful Ken, my favorite colors! :)

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Christina! I am partial to those colors as well.

Bulli , Ne - Australia

beautiful Ken

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Pamela! Very nice of you to say!

Zeeland, MI - United States

Oops...it was just posted today...I didn't miss it. Sometimes when I am up north teaching I miss alot that happens as internet is iffy at best. Nice place to be....love the prussian blue.

Ken Powers replied:

Thanks Sandra! I had fun with this one and upped the blues a bit in my dark background mix to try to enhance the flower petals.

Zeeland, MI - United States

I don't know how I missed this one. It is BEAUTIFUL. I love the dark blue and golden colors. Nice value shifts as always.

Crisfield, MD - United States

Stunnning work, Ken!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Bette!

Covington, Oh - United States

Great petal definition on this, Ken. The colors are wonderful. A definite winner!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Marsha! I really liked the petal colors in this one.

Littleton, CO - United States

Beautiful work Ken! The dark background really makes the flowers pop.

Ken Powers replied:

Thanks Angelina! I have been experimenting with dark backgrounds lately.

Hillsborough, NC - United States

These are lovely Ken. One of my favorites!!!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Laura! I had a great time putting this one together. I let the paint do most of the work!

Peoria, AZ - United States

Another wonderful work of art! Love this!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Kathy! You are too kind! This one has become one of my new favorites.

Iola, WI - United States

Very nicely done, watercolor, Ken! Love the softness of the florals! The colors are cool and love the trio of blossoms!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Randy! I kept toying with the composition until I arrived at this. At first I didn't like it but now I think the trio works well. Thanks for having a look!

Kelowna, BC - Canada

Lovely work, Ken. I'm impressed with the foreshortening of the petals that bit always stumps me. Love the sharpness of the indigo background..... did you use indigo or layers of other blues? Indigo is my absolute power color when I'm painting watercolors!!!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Carrie! Very nice of you to have a look! For the background, I mixed Prussian Blue and German Vine Black which are both from the Rublev paint company. I used four washes of roughly the same mix and applied one after the other while the paper was still damp. This helped even out the brush strokes but built the intensity. It still allowed some character to come through so there are areas of the background with subtle color variances. I didn't mix a big batch of the wash, I just mixed as I went to help create the effect. I am still experimenting with these dark backgrounds.

Tampa, FL - United States

Lovely. :)

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you Carol! You are too kind!

Beaumont, TX - United States

Another beautiful addition to your floral colection, indeed. Love it!

Ken Powers replied:

Thank you very much Liliana! This was a lot of fun to paint!

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