WIP-Second Update- Past Their Prime

12 Feb

I have been working on this painting exclusively for over a month now. (Does it count as a diversion if this weekend I drew out two full sheet of mussel shells?  shhhh!)

And am pretty excited with my progress. I have done quite a bit of tweaking as I go along. I added in an other bloom at the bottom of the bouquet- the composition just “needed” it.  I decided to leave the concrete bench for now and get back to the flowers.  The drawing and is complex and often requires a bit more concentration than I feel like.  That is why I am moving all over this painting. I plan one finishing the flowers this week.

Focus Helen, focus!

5 Responses to “WIP-Second Update- Past Their Prime”

  1. Carrie Waller February 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your hard work is paying off. I feel you pain, I did several hydrangea paintings and I just about went crazy with each little petal:) So beautiful, can’t wait to watch your progress!

  2. ruthsteinfatt February 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I love the colours you are using… do you mind sharing what greens you use?

    • Helen Shideler February 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Four greens – all Windsor Newton- olive green, Sap green , green gold and prylene (spelling?) green. I play with them until I get the combination I need- also – will add paynes grey – if in the shadows….and quin gold to warm them up

  3. susanwall February 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Omg, this is gorgeous!

    • Helen Shideler February 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

      Thank you Susan – appreciate your vote of confidence! 🙂

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