I find flowers difficult to paint. They’re soft and exact all at the same time. They are naturally random in their groupings yet composition is terribly important in a floral work. In this painting, the colourful, wet in wet background inspired some slap dash haste, but my major trepidation so came from those graceful translucent anemones.
I painted this (to me) complicated forest scene and couldn’t quite tell if I needed more orange or blue or…? I turned to the camera to pick out the different colours in the photo (right) and the painting to see how I was doing. The black and white also helps with judging the tones.The painting still needs some work, but certainly the first several hours have turned out all right 🙂
The brushes were catching the sun in the back of the van. This was an awkward shot with a cell phone. I suppose I’ll find an opportunity again for a better picture 😀