Friday, February 11, 2011
New painting - Sunflowers and light, acrylic on paper
First, I want to say that I just took this pic quick with my camera so the colors aren't exactly right. The flowers are much more vibrant with glowing oranges and yellows. I still have to get it scanned for a more accurate photo.
I have been working on this one for awhile. Between the holidays, snow removal and life in general - it took me a long time. Now it is complete! I must confess I redid the shadows on the table a couple times. The first attempt I used the acrylic paint as opaque. Just did not get the effect that I was looking for. Then I gessoed it out and tried it watering the paint down for a more watercolor transparent look - much better. It doesn't really show in the photo, but it really does glow with light!
Surprisingly the glass didn't give me grief at all. I just turned the painting and reference upside down and painted the shapes! It turned out pretty well!
Thanks so much for looking! Once I get it scanned I will be offering prints on Fine Art America!