"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels,
loved by all men for the beauty of the character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."
---Lydia M. Child
Happy Paint Party Friday!
I love flowers!
The flowers here are starting to bloom,
more and more each day.
I decided that a floral painting
would be appropriate
for this week's PPF photo,
since Spring is well under way.
This is how I did it...
First I sketched the vase and flowers loosely.
Then I did an under painting on wet paper,
letting the colors run.
I put certain colors of paint in places where I knew
flowers and leaves would be,
background and foreground.
That layer had to dry well before going on.
Using three different brushes and mixing colors,
I painted in the foreground flowers and leaves a bit more,
leaving hard and soft edges.
Then that layer dried well.
The next layer was detailing everything just a bit more.
I like to keep things abstract and loose,
with just the illusion of what it is.
After that layer was dry
I put in the centers of just a few flowers.
Lastly, with a liner brush,
I put in some twirly things,
and splashed different colors here and there.
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