Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

860 Modest Beauties, oil on board, 6x6

This is the same bouquet gathered from yesterday. I turned the jar and liked the droopy calendulas and daisy and the big red velvety gerbera, and the now droopy snap dragons. There are a few lavender stocks that are so fragrant it was an extra treat to paint today.
Below is my set up.

Monday, August 17, 2015

859 Everlasting Beauties, oil on board, 6x6

I did this little gem this morning from the same bouquet I picked two weeks ago. They are as pretty as ever, though a little wilted.
I chose a purply gray for the background to compliment the yellow flowers. Should I have gone a more neutral gray to rest the eye?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

858 Amazing Carnations, oil on board, 6x6

These carnations are amazing. This is at least the third painting I've done of them. I've kept them in the fridge between painting them. I've still got those pavement flowers from two weeks ago in the fridge. So I'll give them a go later today. I'm off to Bastion Square.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

847 Red and White Carnations in a Water Glass, oil on board, 8x10

These lovely flowers have kept over a week in my fridge waiting their turn to be painted. Carnations are such reliable beauties. I've been looking for a new vase but I really enjoy painting stems through glass so even a dollar store drinking glass makes a nice vase for my purposes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

844 Hometown Beauties, oil on board, 8x10

This bouquet is made up of flowers from the neighbourhood (Cracks and parking lots) plus left overs from my Thrifty's  carnations buy the other day.