15" x 30", oil
Another day, and yet again, another flower. I'm on a roll! This is the piece I wanted to do two days ago, but I didn't have the right shape of panel. So, this morning my husband cut the panel, I gessoed it, drew the picture, and it's 9pm and the painting is (finally!) finished. I'm exhausted. I actually had to scoot my chair over to work on the edges because this piece is so long. I love how the background gray has just enough purple in it to contrast with the yellows. This painting will get a deep gold frame, very formal.
The hardest part about this painting was keeping the edges of the stems and leaves continuous, not broken by intersecting leaves (remember, this painting was all wet all at the same time) and the easiest part was doing the blossoms. I love making blossoms POP with sunshine.
A college professor once challenged my class to paint something yellow. He said there is hardly any yellow in something yellow (from a painting perspective), and now I know he was right. There were a lot of greens, oranges and whites in the blossoms.