Friday, 9 March 2018

Flowers in the studio

I have been painting flowers in the studio a lot recently, probably because it's the best thing after painting in plein air when the weather is a bit too cold or damp to venture outside. I tend to pick white flowers because they absorb and reflect so many colours, and I love trying to detect those subtle colour shifts.

I often only have a couple of hours at the time so it forces me to be quick, bold and spontaneous, which is actually what I always aim for. I think it's fair to say that since having children, specially after the second one, my style got more and more spontaneous and bolder, probably reflecting the limited time windows I get to paint. Any more children and surely my paintings would just be a single brushstroke! :-)

Here is below some white roses with the steps as many of you were kind enough to say you enjoyed looking at the progress pictures I've been sharing recently:

White roses  10"x10"  oil on board  SOLD



Steps of the progress of the painting:

Below is a painting of white asters I produced during a tutorial with two lovely ladies in my studio a few weeks ago.

White asters  10"x12"  oil on board
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The set up in the studio (my painting on the right)



I've been painting ranunculus last week so I'll be posting those soon.
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