I need to get some 12" x 12" flower paintings done for my upcoming show schedule. I juried in to some shows with just flowers so I need to make sure I have enough to fill my booth!
So this is a fun 12" x 12" with a creek, waterfall, poppies and hollyhocks.
I start with the darks and work to the light values.
I block in the greens and turquoise of the water on the creek.
I paint in the light of the sky last. Lightening a dark is much easier than trying to make a light dark! In fact, it is impossible to darken a light!
I start to add the details of the flowers - poppies, lilies, sunflowers, and coneflowers. I add the white water to the waterfall in the creek. I continue to work over the entire surface of the painting from teh background to the foreground and back again.
Here is the finished painting:
"Poppies and Coneflowers", 12" x 12", oil on panel, c. 2016, by Charlene Marsh