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Monday, July 16, 2012

Flowers and Uniqueness

I enjoyed an orchid show and the 36th International Sketchcrowl in Sydney. Hahaha, you know I rarely  work on "still" life. As still life does not move around, it bores me too much. 

But when I looked at these flowers, I fell in love with them. Particularly, this pot caught me, even though it did not win any prize at the show. What do you feel in these flowers? Well, I feel something very sexy. Colours, forms and styles look like dressed up ladies going out for a party.  
 Technically, the colours have come up well in those paintings. I usually bring Arche300(A4) and a cheap sketch book(A4) together. The first uploaded work is on Arche. I'm thinking of a background and waiting for an idea will come up. The below is my first quick sketch.

Putting similar colours/picking up one colour from a subject is a safe and orthodox way to make a background. I do not know why, but a very light blue came across heart for a backgroud colour. Mmm ... not sure yet. I hold an action and leave it out "white" untill a clear image comes up.      


Back to the topic. 
The Orchid loving members told me interesting backstage stories with their enthusiasm for flowers. They say, "Each flower is different. Like it has a mouth and a face. So, I look into a flower one by one."  Uniqueness! Individuality! Oh, that's what I've been working on in my art work. In my eyes, each person is so precious and beautiful in any circumstances or contexts.





"Life is beautiful. People are lovely, " is my mantra for drawing. I hope my work will depict humanity and the beauty of us, ordinary people in daily life. 

Friends, Happy Painting!! Bloom out in your own way!
(*Oh, yes, our life drawing class will start from today. Hey, we're planning to have get-together dinner after class late in the evening. Yey!!)  
Happy Painting!! 



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40 comments:

  1. You may not like still lifes but the orchids are beautiful! I'm curious what background you will choose. Your people sketches are both wonderful, I love the man with the pidgeon, and that little girl is so sweet!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you. I'm challenging handling a background these days. Interesting two options : get on it from the beginning or after the finishing. Also, it depends on an artist's inspiration and the mood of the work. Anyway, I'll do experiments more.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Your post lifts me up, Sadami! If I was sad, I wouldn't be after reading this!!! Your sketches of these beautiful orchards are full of color and I love them!! Now, I can start my day with a smile!!!

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    1. Yahoo, Hilda!
      Very happy to hear your "bouncing voice." Yes, let us keep up and enjoy art and life fully!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Hola Sadami. Las orquideas son encantadoras: color, forma, composición...Debes sentirte feliz de realizar unas acuarelas tan bellas :) Los dos personajes también me gustan mucho.
    Un abrazo y feliz comienzo de semana. Sonia.

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    1. Gracias, Sonia!
      Sí, mientras yo estoy trabajando en acuarela, estoy en el cielo. Estoy seguro de que, también, disfrutar de la creación de obras de arte, ¿no es así! Que la alegría de compartir y tener una buena semana!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Thank you, Sonia!
      Yes, while I'm working on watercolour, I'm in a heaven. I'm sure you, too, enjoy creating art work, aren't you!! Let's share joy and have a nice week!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Hello Sadami. The orchids are lovely color, shape, composition ... You must feel happy to make some watercolors so beautiful :) The two characters also really like.
      A hug and happy start to the week. Sonia.

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  4. WOW, those towers are gorgeous!! I always love your people sketches but that little girl just captured my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri, Thank you. Yes, I expected...you might fall in love with that girl...who reminds of your loooooovely daughters!!!!! (I really loved watching your video of them!)
      Hugs, Sadami

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  5. Très sexy ces fleurs, je suis de ton avis. Quelle débauche d'énergie pour séduire les insectes. Cette couleur rouge est très provocante (chez nous) et attirante.
    Merci pour ces deux personnages, très touchants. Bisous !

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    1. Salut, Lydie,
      Je vous remercie! Yey, vous d'accord avec mon point de vue. En ce qui concerne le rouge, par hasard, mon rouge en utilisant toujours est juste adapté à leur couleur. D'autres esquisses sont mes domaines de prédilection.
      L'amour et le sourire, Sadami

      Hi, Lydie,
      Thank you! Yey, you agree with my view. Regarding the red, by chance, my always using red is just fit to their colour. Other sketches are my favorite areas.
      Love and smile, Sadami

      >>>Lydie said...
      Sexy these flowers, I agree with you. What a burst of energy to attract insects. The color red is very challenging (for us) and attractive.
      Thank you for these two characters, very touching. Kisses!

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  6. Fantásticos trabajos Sadami, con los que consigues transmitir alegría por la vida.
    Gracias. Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Onera,
      Muchas gracias! Sí, vamos a compartir el gozo por siempre y para siempre!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Onera,
      Thank you very much! Yes, let's share joy forever and ever!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Sadami fantastic works, you get pass the joy of life.
      Thank you. A hug.

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  7. sadami you enjoy every second of your life, you love people and this makes happy ! your paintings are all beautiful, still life is new and I love this work too !
    wish you a lovely new week
    bisous sadami

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    1. Dear Marty,
      Thank you! Yes, I want to enjoy every second of my life and share my joy with others. Lovely, you're the expert of photography and you make wonderful photos. Please keep up! You, too, have a wonderful week!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. You are right! The flowers look like ladies dressed up to go to a party. I always thought that about orchids, but these orchids are especially so. You captured that quality so well.

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    1. Hi, Debbie, nice to have a supporter! Thank you for the kind comment on my work! Interesting, when I feel the personality in a subject(feel a subject like a human), I seem to capture it well.
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  9. Gorgeous sexy party flowers! I so agree that drawing people, you see the beauty in each one no matter their age or features, and your drawings always show that beauty.

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    1. Dear Cathy,
      Thank you for the wonderful encouragements. Yes, in my eyes, everyone is so beautiful and anyone is a hero in her/his own way.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  10. What! I thought, 'Sadami drawing flowers'? - oh my goodness.lol.....and what a brilliant job you made of it too. Love it. Of course, you are so good at drawing people, and as with this post you have captured people in your usual expert fashion....from the man looking at the bird to the little girl looking up. Whom I must admit you have captured expertly, the way children stand in awe of something, you have nailed it Sadami.

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    1. Dear Ann,
      Thank you! Oh, you love that girl, too. Me,too, love that girl. Ann, I feel any posture, even a back figure can show beauity and tells a story. So, let's go for sketching and capture the beauty on the earth!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Hi Sadami! i love the orchid, are exotic and delicate.. :) lovely sketches, especially of the orchid, :) CHeers!

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    1. Dear Mari,
      Thank you! Very happ to know you love the orchid.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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    1. Dear Sergio,
      Thank you for the kind comment!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Una belleza de orquídeas, Sadami!! Me gustan en especial los personajes tan expresivos como siempre y tu dominio artístico captando instantes de vida. Un cordial saludo!!

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    1. Querida Juana,
      Gracias por el comentario agradable. Sí, me encanta captar el momento de nuestra vida cotidiana. En mi opinión, consiste en la eternidad de los momentos. Un momento es un pedazo de eternidad.
      Saludos, guiño, guiño, Sadami

      Dear Joan,
      Thank you for the nice comment. Yes, I love capturing the moment of our daily life. In my view, eternity consists of moments. A moment is a piece of eternity.
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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      A beauty of orchids, Sadami! I especially like the characters so expressive as ever and your artistic mastery capturing moments of life. Regards!

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  14. These flowers are greats!! very nice work. Regards.

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    1. Hi, Carlos,
      Thank you for the nice comment!! Let us keep up!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  15. Sadami, you always find something interesting in everything you paint!

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    1. Uahahahaha! Thank you, Dora!
      Yes, like a little child, I always finds something interesting. Other adults seem to stop seeking something new??? In my eyes, a world is full of wonder and awe of beauty. I want to paint them all!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  16. I know portraits and figures are what makes you happy - but these flowers are gorgeous! I like how you described them, too. Orchids are very individual things, such variety; and the colors can be muted or bright or, like this one, fun and sexy :)

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    1. Hi, Rhonda,
      Thank you! Yes, I should try flowers more often. I need to meet an interesting subject like an orchid. You often try birds these days. Take it easy and have fun! Don't carry a burden.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  17. as always .....an uplifting post, both in images and words. I always feel lucky that I mostly paint from life, and I enjoy this "kinship" with you. I really love the little ballerina!

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    1. Dear Celeste,
      Thank you. I feel the most interesting commonality with you ; "paint from life." And me, too, love the little prima ballerina.
      Cheers, wink,win k, Sadami

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  18. Hi, Sadami! I congratulate you for you new introduction into the still life. It does not seem that you have been bored in any way, on the contrary it looks like you had been very at ease. The old man and the little girl are also very nice. Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Albert,
      Thank you! I always enjoy sketching anything. Life is full of beauty. Let us have fun and share joy!
      Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

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  19. El color de esas maravillosas flores comunica alegria, y los personajes ternura. Gracias

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  20. Oh, gracias, Tina!
    Estoy seguro de que, también, disfrutar de paisajes de la creación y otros temas interesantes en la alegría, la ternura y los personajes! Vamos a divertirnos!
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    Oh, thank you, Tina!
    I'm sure you, too, enjoy creating landscapes and other interesting subjects in joy, tenderness and characters! Let's have fun!
    Kind regards, Sadami

    >>>Tina said...
    The color of these wonderful flowers communicates joy, tenderness and characters. thanks

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  21. I've been busy and not peeking at your blog ... but tonight I did. This post particularly catches my eye. Your flowers are wonderful ... as is the man and pigeon.

    Your art always makes me happy.

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    1. Hi, Elva,
      Thank you very much in your busy days. Very happy to know you enjoy this post. You're a great lover of mother nature and art. Please keep up your blog and wonderful posts, too!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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