Monday, November 1, 2010
Flowering Blue Gum
I did this one for last months Wet Canvas Floral challenge and realize that I never posted it to my blog. The months challenge was flowers from Australia. I am amazed at how different the Aussie flowers are compared to the US. I had never seen a Flowering Gum, so I really had to rely on the reference photo.
It was interesting to work this, to get all those thin petals (is that what they are?) took a lot of going back & forth with 2 brushes - one with dark, the other with light - to try & show them as individuals. It was also a bit time-consuming -- this painting I spent more time on the details than I have in quite a while. Felt good to delve into the lines and not just the shapes. But then again, a line is nothing more than a shape, isn't it!
Acrylic on 9x12 canvas
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