Persimmon and Plumbago – Karen Winters Daily Painting

Persimmon and Plumbago – 8 x 10 oil – Available

I was coming into the house from the driveway today and saw that our plumbago shrub was covered with blue-violet blooms. It immediately struck me that those colors would be a good compliment to the yellow-orange persimmon I painted last night, and which had survived the ordeal, no worse for wear.

There is something to be said for working in a series. I found the persimmon easier to paint today than last night

So I set up another still life in the same stage, this time a wider shot incorporating a bit of drapery. I don’t often draw folds, let alone paint them, so this was a good experiment for me, and I’m satisfied with the result.

I used the same colors as yesterday for the persimmon, plus UM blue and some alizarin crimson for the plumbago.


  1. Linda
    October 30, 2007

    Yay! I get to be the first to say YUM!!! This is fantastic!

  2. Jana Bouc
    October 30, 2007

    So fresh and pretty! The drapery looks like it could be on a lovely wedding dress.

  3. Mariana
    October 30, 2007

    This is beautifully done Karen, those colours go so well, that persimmon looks delicious and the folds are excellent.

  4. Don Gray
    October 31, 2007

    Wonderful combination of colors, Karen. Love the flower shadows on the cloth and the lyrical touch throughout.

  5. Pamela
    October 31, 2007

    Your work is just awesome..the composition and colour is really eye catching and beautiful..

  6. juj
    October 31, 2007

    This color combination is stunning! and the soft folds give a nice rest for the eyes. Just beautiful.

  7. joanie
    October 31, 2007

    Karen, this is a stunning painting, so warm and inviting, v serene. Gorgeous colors and values.

  8. Vidhya
    October 31, 2007

    So fresh and beautiful…excellent color combinaiton… simply superb… :-)

  9. Sherie
    September 14, 2009

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Gregg McMorran
    August 8, 2013

    Wow, I just spent 2 hrs with our interior designer trying to get this color scheme going in our living room. I don’t suppose this one is still available?

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