Thursday, October 11, 2012
I poured various colors on the surface and spread them around with a palette knife. I scraped in a rough idea of the flower petals in some places where I had some yellow ochre (and some places show up the burnt sienna undercolor). I was trying to get a sense of movement since these were live flowers, not dead ones (even though they were inside out of the wind). I let that dry.
Then I painted and played with the flowers. When they dried, I felt that the background was too pale. I glazed the background with viridian mixed with the glaze (to darken it) and let everything dry again. I added more details and highlights. I'm happy with the results and I'll look at it for the next week or so before I varnish it to see if I want to change anything else.
Acrylic on artist panel, 11" X 14". This painting can be framed (or not). There is a hanger on the reverse. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing. I will be making some cards from the image as well to sell at the next craft fair (November 3, 2012, Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester, NH).