Daily Painting Practice - Half a week's work - Painting mums
This was a short but busy week in the studio with guests and a holiday thrown in. I started several paintings though and thought I would post half of what I have been working on. ( I'll save the other half for another post)
No this isn't another 8"x8" flower painting. This is a detail of the 24"x36" Mum Mum Mia painting I posted at the beginning of the month.
The white mums will be my focal point so I started there.
After beginning with the focal point I decided to move to the left side and go around the painting making a color map.
I like how each group of mums has its own color and character. In a funny way that helps me paint each area with fresh eyes.
So around I go adding just enough detail in this first phase without getting carried away but keeping my main focus on values and muted colors. I have only worked on the left side. (had to take breaks to eat my Thanksgiving meal and then there were the left overs , visiting, and the apple pie and ... you get the picture.