New work: Green bouquet

 

 

 

Painting process: More anemones

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The anemones are still holding up, so I added a few new flowers to create a beautiful Spring blue bouquet. Above is the set-up and the sketch.
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The underpainting is complete. It’s looking good!
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Underpainting close-up.
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More progress on the bouquet, using the palette knife.
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The pitcher detail.
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Figs close-up
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Yay, I’m done! I worked for three days on this because of all the detail and the gingham cloth. I may have overworked it slightly. Love the blues though.
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Another shot of the completed painting.

My 5 day painting session is complete!

So, I finally finished!  I kept taking breaks towards the end.  I don't like to paint tired, I start making mistakes and I get very frustrated.  Above is a continuation of where I left off in my last post.  After I was done with the two vases I started rendering the objects on the table.
So, I finally finished! I kept taking breaks towards the end. I don’t like to paint when I’m mentally or physically tired, I start making mistakes and I get very frustrated. Above is a continuation of where I left off in my last post. After I was done with the two vases I started rendering the objects on the table.
More progress. The last step is painting the stripes.
More progress. The last step is painting the stripes.
(detail)
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It's done!  Whew, what a session.  It is too early to say what I feel about it, I am just too tired.  I will take a look at it in the morning with fresh eyes.
It’s done! Whew, what a session. It is too early to say what I feel about it.  I will take a look at it in the morning with fresh eyes.  
It is all about blue and white stripes in my studio!  I am just loving my Old Holland Ultramarine Blue at the moment.
It is all about blue and white stripes in my studio! I am just loving my Old Holland Ultramarine Blue at the moment.

In my studio: Starting an Autumn/Winter still life- 35 x 35 inches

I have been looking forward to painting my new pitcher and jug.  Keeping with the seasonal theme I added persimmons, a small branch with berries from my front garden and tiny frosted pine cones.  it is getting a bit colder and I am really getting excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Can you tell?
I have been looking forward to painting my new pitcher and jug for two weeks.  I found them in an antique shop not too far from us in Lavenham.  Keeping with the seasonal theme I added persimmons, a small branch with berries from my front garden and branches with tiny frosted pine cones. It is getting a bit colder and I am really getting excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas! Can you tell?  The drawing looks a bit crazy towards the top but, when I block in the colour it will make more sense.  Also, my lilies are taking their sweet time opening up.  Using images of other still life set ups I sketched in some open lilies.  Ok, back to work I go!