A friend brought me these flowers when she came for dinner last week. They came from her own yard and they are beautiful. I painted this the next morning after the dinner and plan to paint some more versions of this same vase. Maybe it will end up as many as Monet's haystack so!
Zinnias are one of the flower types that fascinate me. It is not easy for me to paint the layers of petals and make them become a solid form. For some reason I keep coming back for more punishment willingly.
This set up has light coming from more than one direction so it was a little tricky to paint . It is from one of the many photos I have of lilacs from when I lived in Pennsylvania.But I think it was worth it to try.
I am on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama this week. It is a beautiful place and we are all having a wonderful time. All includes six adult children,3 spouses and 8 grandchildren plus one extra teenager. This is a photo I took yesterday on an early morning walk. I am not painting this week but I am Always painting in my head. I look forward to trying to paint this when I get back home. Stay tuned for final painting!
I have been admiring high key paintings lately; those with a good amount of light colors. Of course those light colors have to be balanced with some mid and dark values to be successful. A balancing act like juggling multiple telephone calls; thank goodness for call waiting.