I painted these sunflowers yesterday when the sky was cloudy but that's all it took to brighten up my day. I used a transparent under layer then came over the top with opaque colors. Keeping with Carol Mayne's theory of segregating warm and cool colors - see her book "What Color is the Light?" I was satisfied with the bright feeling the painting has.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I was tempted to paint the baby's breathe and greenery but I resisted in able to focus on the flower. Quiang Huang did a similar view on a rose bud which was my inspiration. He is the master of roses!
Valentine Rose 6 x 6 " Oil on panel
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I don't think I will ever tire of painting sunflowers. They seem to call out "join us in this day ... life is sunny, bright, light hearted and long lasting!" Hopefully, this painting captures a little of that attitude.
Sunflowers 6" x 6" Oil on panel
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is my attempt at the "The Seated Figure Challenge" Posted by Dana Cooper on DPW Painting Challenge January 21, 2012. I started this painting - got distracted but came back to it today. Faces are difficult - even with just the slightest bit of information they are a challenge!