Having just moved into a new home, I had no idea what was in the garden. This small, delicate flower presented itself in the spring, from the mountain laurel bush. It lasted several weeks and it's delicacy is what I tried to capture. Looking forward to next spring! Original oil, 6 X 8" on archival linen panel.
My painting process is to first layer in a warm color, like burnt sienna, onto white linen canvas. With that thin layer still wet, I wipe out the lightest areas, which later provides luminosity and usually is enough to define the shapes. Next, I apply the lightest and then darkest areas, which helps to establish the values and colors. Finally middle tones and more detailed areas are applied, always looking to harmonize the colors, refine the drawing and focus on the center of interest.
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Williamsburg oil paints, stand oil, linseed oil, linen on archival board,