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I painted a little vase of plumbago blooms this past week. I have plumbago planted in my garden, and am trying to coax it to grow a bit. The blooms are so pretty, and I decided to paint it from life. I photographed the progressions, and will show the the process of how I paint.
I toned the canvas with Transparent Orange, and used the same to draw my vase of flowers. My initial drawing is often very sketch, but I do spend a lot of time making sure that my placement is correct, and the design will be appealing.Next, I cover the canvas with the approximate colors of the subject, not being very particular about staying true to the original line drawing. The canvas is covered with paint. Next, I begin to add shadow and light.
Refining shapes and colors,
The finished product. This piece is 10 inches by 8 inches. This painting is available for purchase at $200.00 at the following link on my website: http://data.fineartstudioonline.com/dataviewer.asp?keyvalue=1584&subkeyvalue=121902&page=WorksDetail
This is a close up of the focal area.This is my palette at the end of the painting. I use a large palette, this one is about 22 inches square.
I had fun photographing the various stages. I'll probably do that for the larger still life I have set up in my studio now.