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Madder Madness by p-e-a-k Madder Madness by p-e-a-k
Watercolours on Bockingford 300 g cold-pressed
56 x 76 cm/ 22" x 30"

More inspiration from last summer in France. Cone Flowers or Echinacea.
I was fooling around with an abstract background and all the madders I could lay my hands on - rose madder, deep madder, purple madder, brown madder..... hence the title.

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PasttheMirror Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Very nice. Beautiful. They look alive. :)
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
So, uhm, Echinachea is "madder" as in the pigment?
I learned something new today.

BTW, could you help me out - what is "yarrow" in German? I keep running into yarrow these days. :O
p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
No, sorry, I'm afraid you've got the wrong end of the stick there; Echinacea and Madder or NOT the same thing!

The flowers in the painting are Echinacea - according to :iconzasu: who knows a lot about plants.

I choose the title "Madder Madness" because I used all the madders in my paint box: Rose Madder Genuine, Deep Madder, Purple Madder, Brown Madder and maybe one or two others, I can't remember.

The German word for Yarrow is Schafgarbe.
Oh yes, and thanks so much for the :+fav: on Yarrow!
Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Schafgarbe. Ehrlich. :O

I actually favoured the Echinaceas as well but for some reason DevArt didn't do it.
Madder is my all time favourite pigment (in all its shadings) :D
p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know: I had no note from DA about a :+fav: on Madder Madness either.
Never mind, and thank you very much all the same! :D
HuoXingC Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, your echinacea flowers look so realistic compared to the ones I painted. =)
boywithoutaface Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
!!!!!AWESOME not just saying cool literally bringing awe
p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the :+fav: on Madder Madness and for the :+devwatch: - both much appreciated! :highfive:
Also sorry for the late reply; out of town for the last two weeks.
simonamoon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
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p-e-a-k Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yes, I saw! That's very nice, thank you! :D
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