“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time” Georgia O’Keeffe
Here’s my latest finished painting for you – the first one of 2013
Lots of you seem to enjoy seeing how I create a painting – so I thought I would share my ‘step-by-step’ shots with you – and also my thoughts as I created this one:
First step is always drawing out – you might be able to see the faint pencil lines in the picture above – followed by blocking out the background. I wanted a nice dark green on this one to contrast with the white petals. I add two coats of paint to the background to ensure a rich colour and sheen so that was it for the first day’s work!
Next came the petals – they were a nice easy step, they came together in one stage.
Then came the part I was looking forward to most – the wonderful centre with its rich colours and detail. It also meant I could dig out a rich magenta colour that I rarely get chance to use when I am painting landscapes – such a lovely contrast to the white soft petals.
The centre took a few more hours’ work the next morning to add the dark rich colours and then the bold pollen and pattern – I try to remember that I am painting pollen and stamens, but usually the pattern and shapes are my real focus – they seem to be my ‘signature’ when I am painting these bold bright flowers.
Here’s a close-up for you of the finished painting, showing the wonderful centre with all its rich colours and detail.
So there it is – the finished painting, which I named ‘Magenta’ after the beautiful colour spilling out onto the petals. It is an acrylic painting on board, framed and ready to hang size 40cm x 40cm. You can find out all the details and information by clicking our A3 Art logo below – and at the moment it’s still for sale!
Next up is a picture of boats and umbrellas!
Don’t forget our Mega Sale is still on as well – it’s time to pick up a bargain as I clear the decks ready for 2013! Some paintings have already sold – you can click the picture below to go straight to the Sale page on our website: