But I also know that there are lots of people who read this blog who do not choose to join the Facebook community.
So I thought I’d upload it here for you.
I took this photo of some sweet peas that I’d picked from the garden one summer’s day. I remember that we were going on holiday the next day and that by the time we came back the sweet peas would be over…bad planning! So I figured that if I picked a bunch and photographed them, then I might be able to paint from that in the future…good planning!
I love cast shadows and the one here on the windowsill inspired a painting. I photographed each stage so here are the stages with a few words to explain the process.
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You can see a very simple drawing to get the basic outline. I’ve wetted the whole paper and then dropped in colours wet in wet. I’ve dropped in yellows and pinks on the window edge and sill for the reflected colours and light. I’ve masked one or two areas to retain light and for the “holes” in the cast shadow.
The main flower shapes are in. I tried to keep them loose by dropping in colours wet in wet. After wetting the vase I dropped in greys made from mixing pink, yellow and green in the palette. I’ve dropped some green in wet in wet at the top of the vase. Important to leave the bottom of the vase unpainted.