Monday, May 21, 2007

daily painting practice - painting flowers

I started trying out new compositions that would highlight this orange azalea flower.

I ended up liking the flower in the pot all by its self. I began with a charcoal sketch for the layout. The panel was toned weeks ago and dry so I could jump right into painting.
I was having so much fun I forgot to take progress photos.

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Azelea Study
oil on masonite
I will use this color study to do a final finished piece for the show in September.
I hope you like it.


Cara said...

Beautiful - I loved all the compositions - don't know how you picked a favorite. Either way the painting is wonderful.

Mike said...

This one is lovely, Peter. Nice and loose . . .I want to reach out and touch it! Nice!


Ed Terpening said...

peter, nice one. I especially like the subtle design on the vase, particularly that bit of violet.

David said...

I'm admiring the black vase, as well. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous azalea. Your compostions are quite graceful.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Very nice and great brushwork. It is so nice that you show the stages in between. Cheers..Nue