oil on masonite panelSOLDOmaha has a great farmer's market on Saturday morning during the summer. I purchased these beautiful gladiolus from a lovely lady who sells flowers there each week. I couldn't wait to paint them.
Almost finished. The background should be gone over a little. I think it is too distracting. I apologize for the photo a little glaring.
I really enjoyed this painting even though I struggled with that intense red of the gladiolus. I think I fussed too much with it. That's a bad habit I return too when I am not confident in my color selection. Practice is the only remedy.
Summer is almost gone and there are so many flowers I wish I could paint before they wilt away. But Autumn has it's own rewards which should be fun to discover how to paint.