The third in a series of wild flower paintings made from close observation this summer.
The wild flowers came from the banks of the Crinan canal where there was a superb variety.
I start by drawing in charcoal the flowers from life. Once I'm happy with the composition, I block in the colour fairly lightly. Then, I gradually build up the colour using thin layers of Golden open acrylic which is a wonderful paint.
I want to achieve a realistic painting but the shapes, colour and composition are a creation from my imagination which reflects my idea of the beauty of wild flowers.
Acrylic paint and charcoal