Saturday, September 25, 2010

ORANGE DAISIES #6


The gerbera daisies that I bought are still fresh and beautiful...hopefully I can get a few more paintings from them. The pitcher was difficult to paint. The position of the handle had to be painted again and again until it looked believable. I have been working directly laying in the paint without an underpainting. The transparent pitcher made defining the handle even more difficult. I worked the background darker and darker until the flowers and pitcher began to take form. I probably worked it a little too much. I prefer to keep the colors very clean. All in all I was satisfied when I decided it was done.
6X6 inches
oil
canvas panel (archival)

4 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

That's right, Linda....you decide when it it done. I learned that the hard way. It's lovely.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Linda I think it's great to stray from your comfort zone now and learn - I learn so much that way! And you solved that problem, didn't you!

Virginia Floyd said...

Oh, now I see. You had the pitcher on the table in the prior painting. I like the shades of gold and orange in these flowers.

Kelley Sanford said...

Deciding when it's done is the trick. I think you achieved that. Nice piece.