It may look like I’m painting from a photo, but look closer to see the tulip is in an ikebana. I put white paper behind it to help me see the tulip.
I’ve made a loose sketch and selected my colors.
Working wet-into-wet, I add touches of Holbein Cadmium Green Pale.
Wet glazing with Holbein Brilliant Orange.
Wet glazing with Holbein Cadmium Red Purple.
I’ve done some negative painting and am now lifting out shapes for definition.
It’s especially rewarding to paint the flowers I’ve grown. This is the first for 2015. Hope to be doing more.
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