Sunday, June 30, 2013

Looking up, Pink Lilies painting in oils

Looking Up, Pink Lilies
18x24cm (approx 7"x10")
Oil on canvas panel, 
painted with a brush and finished with a palette knife.

Each spring I plant up several containers with a mix of flowers. Several years ago I planted several containers with lily bulbs. Once they stop flowing they are put into a corner of the garden and forgotten about. But each year they perform wonderfully. Their only care is watering and a bit of feed. These are lilies from one of those containers. Painted alla prima, in situ. It's lovely painting outside, but the sun does have a habit of moving around making it difficult to catch the light. You have to make up your mind early on where the lights and darks are to be placed.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Paint Rhododendrons - come join me in the June Plant Parade

I am hosting the June Plant Parade on This is a monthly project in the Florals and Botanical forum of WetCanvas.
The featured flower is the Rhododendron and the challenge is composition and edges.
Pop over and take a look, and why not join in the floral painting get-together?


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