My brushes were clean and dry, ditto my palette, it was oil painting time! I love having flowers in the house, but rarely buy them in summer as they don’t last. Today I couldn’t resist these gorgeous, wonky sunflowers.
“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…” – channeling Rodgers & Hammerstein and Van Gogh as I feel my way around with the under painting.
Done with the transparent under painting, time for opaques. Must remember to leave patches of transparent!
I love this stage – the basics are done, now it’s the fiddly, polishing up bits left.
I’m still trying to figure out a way to achieve a decent lighting set up in my tiny studio. I have a plan in mind for my next painting, will have to wait and see if it works!
Lesson learnt: Next time, use a cool colour behind the warm flowers and a warm colour behind the cool vase for greater contrast.