Saturday, August 04, 2007
"Bit of Orange" --- SOLD
This was so much fun to paint. I am feeling much more confident about what I need to put down first, second, etc. For this one, I put down the blue shadow first, then a bit of of the shadowed parts of the vase. Then I put in the darkest of the flowers parts, then lighter and lighter to the lightest of the flower parts. Then I put in the background, again from darkest to lightest, cutting into the flowers with that nice blue-gray. Ok, so the vase is leaning just a bit - and that's what I get for not getting the drawing right first! In real life, the orange flowers just pop - more subdued in this picture.