Monday, May 5, 2014

On the Coneflower

"On the Coneflower"
6x8 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This is the first in a small series that I'm calling "Petals & Wings." I thought this one would be fun, but actually, it gave me quite a struggle. At first, ALL the colors were way too vibrant in this. So I put wash, after wash, on the background to tone it down. I wanted the background to be vague - just the hint of leaves & stalks. 

The coneflowers were also a bit of work - and I was trying to stay loose with them. Played with a lot of different colors with these flowers.

The butterfly is about the only item with details - I found it hard to paint it without. I think I may try this again & use only a knife. That will force me to be more loose with my paint!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this is beautiful and I do love the cone flower's inner area and the detail you did get in that portion. Would have commented yesterday but blogs were not opening for me!


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