*** UPDATE August 11, 2008 – view post for more photos *** .Continuing with my Flower theme, here is another flower painting. This one turned out nicer than I envisioned. I was at first thinking about creating a black and white flower with a very strong background, but I didn’t like the results, so I went back and added some color. I’m really happy with the results. I think I’m finally learning how to blend colors. I’m also learning how to manage the amount of paint I squeeze out of the paint tubes. At fist I was throwing much of the unused paint away, but now I beginning to estimate the amount needed and whatever I have left over, I just add another coating. Check out the pics…
Rough sketched. I think I’m getting lazier on the sketches
I take a little longer sketching the image on the canvas. I don’t really like using pencil here because it smudges all over when I apply paint. I will figure this one out later.
First coating of red is applied, then I decide what other colors would look okay as decorations.
Next I add white to the flower and stem. This is to have a nice solid color to work on, and its easier to add paint on top of white.
I thought I was finished here, so I set it and let it dry (set it and forget it jeje).. but I ended up not liking it much
So I decided to add some color. much better huh.
close up of the painting. I like using other colors to create swirls (see the red part).
And here is the final piece.
*** Update August 11, 2008 ***
A year after completing this painting, I decided it was too flat and needed some changes. I added darker swirls to give it more depth. I also added a glossy coating for an added fresh-paint effect. See the final results:
Decided it was too light and added dark swirls. At first I thought it was too dark, but the more I added the more it stood out.
Close-up of the flower, I added extra coatings of blue, white and red to allow for better blending.
After letting the painting dry for a few days, I sprayed a finishing laquer coating. This gives the painting a fresh-paint look. It also provides an extra coating of protection against the light and any other damages.
The final piece on the wall. I paint the side edges too so it looks nicer when the painting is not framed.
hope you like it. Till next time.