So out to the garden I go.... clip, clip... and back to the studio. It's a good thing my wife plants so many flowers...
SOLDSummer is ending fast and the garden is starting to show the signs of quitting. Luckily for me zinnias hold on as long as they do. I may have to finish this week and next with a flurry of flower studies.... but then again, I usually don't decide what I will paint until 5 minutes before I begin.
Self Critique Time:
I like the smaller composition in this painting. It feels quiet, even though there is a loud orange zinnia sitting in the middle. I started in by directly painting this one no preliminary drawing. I think it worked pretty well. One other thing I tried was using very dry paint in the beginning and hardly any turps to thin the paint. I'll give myself a star and tape it to the refrigerator.