Past Their Prime – WIP Complete

28 Feb

Finally completed. This photo actually shows a bit lighter than the painting – but you get the idea.  This painting took a lot of discipline to stay with it just by virtue of it’s size – full sheet (30″ x 22″) and the amount of detail.  Peonies and roses are tricky to draw out and require a lot of patience both drawing and in painting.  They are layer after layer of petals that are often not intuitively shaped or shaded.  I worked from a few reference photos for this – one for the jar, one for  the petals on the concrete bench and I combined two for the flowers.

Now I am on to a few poured paintings to loosen up – one of my favourite subjects – Mussel shells!

2 Responses to “Past Their Prime – WIP Complete”

  1. May Moore February 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful, You have the touch when it comes to water color and flowers. How ever long did this one take you? I don’t have that kind of patience. Keep it up!!!

  2. Evie Lippe March 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Some truly quality posts on this web site , saved to fav.

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