Sunday, September 9, 2012
"Gerbera Daisy" Oil on panel SOLD
After I painted "Night Bloomer" a couple of posts back, a friend suggested I do a series of flowers. I've never done a series before although I've always thought doing so would be a good idea. It seems like it would be a wonderful opportunity to explore technique and possibilities within a specified subject matter.
The direct light on the petals of flowers does so many interesting things as does the reflected light. The different values between the bottom petals, the top petals and the shadows of the top petals on the bottom petals are all different. Just wonderful practice in a subject of your choosing.
After the initial lay-in and the next layers where more detail and texture is added, I stepped back to look at the painting and compare it to the photo. It's not that I'm wanting to have it look just like the photo as I want to add something of "Carol" (me) in there, too. But, it's the best way to check values, I know of. You can really compare this to that...and make corrections which I needed to do in some areas.
I'm looking forward to doing a few more flower paintings then possibly beginning a new series. Thanks for a great idea, Barbara!
This painting will be up for auction beginning Monday, September 10th at: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/carol-flatt-1045
Posted by Carol Flatt