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Day 4: Blue skies

In keeping with the ‘paint smart’ plan, today I thought I’d stick to a simple floral scene. I love  the cobalt skies and scarlet flowers I see from my front door, and what could be simpler to paint? I’d forgotten about the many surrounding structures that frame and enhance the image…

Today I learnt a valuable lesson – EVERYTHING is about perspective. Perspective and light.

oil on board – 42 x 30cm

This light was moving fast. I had no time to figure out vanishing points, instead I held my breath and just painted what I saw. About an hour into it, I started to relax and have fun.

Not the ideal light to paint in.

Despite the reigned in subject matter, it still took too long to paint, so back to the drawing board tomorrow – ha ha!

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