Nelly or Nellie Mosher Clematis Completed

28 Feb

Nellie Mosher – Nelly Mosher
The real satisfaction is in the finishing touches.  The stage of the painting where it is super close to being completed – just requires the last details.  In this case the centers of the blossoms.  I painstakingly painted around these skinny little stamems and as pretty much the last step I got to paint them in. 
Then the scrutinizing begins – I look at the painting more holistically now.  Are the colors true to life?  Are the shadows painted with enough contrast? Are the lights and darks balanced to a believable state?  Are the tones balanced appropriately over the whole piece for the lighting of the day?
The images that I worked from were captured on a hazy day so the shadows are not particularly defined.  So no high key contrast here.

So happily – on to the next work!

2 Responses to “Nelly or Nellie Mosher Clematis Completed”

  1. foodess March 1, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    WOW, I feel like I can reach out and feel the texture of the petals. Beautiful!

  2. Helen Shideler March 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Thank you Foodess 🙂 I love painting textures and details

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