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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Daily Painting Practice - Painting Mums
A few weeks ago a friend of ours was kind enough to let us come over and harvest some of her beautiful mums. Chrysanthemums are a very hardy flower, after it is picked it lasts a long time and takes a lot of abuse. Good thing, because I tried making a lot of different arrangements from the batch only to end up painting the bucket we dumped all the flowers into.
This is the small 8"x10" color study I did. All I was interested in was capturing color notes of the different flowers so I would remember them at a later date.
Mum Mum Mia only a working title
oil on canvas
Here you can compare the small sketch with the layout on the large canvas. I know , it's a big step from my recent small 8"x8" flower paintings. Hey a guy has to break out every now and then.