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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Yellow and White Freesias

Yellow and White Freesias

6x8in  oil on canvas 100.

I enjoyed a wonderful time painting these.  I love the shape of Freesias.
I laid them on the table so I could cut off the ends and  the informal grouping appealed to me.
I used a dark transparent wash underneath and lifted off the shapes of the flowers with a damp (Gamsol) brush and Q-tip. Adding the opaque colors is easier after that because the colors keep clean. The green on the leaves and stems are a middle value so I added them right on top of the background color.
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1 comment:

  1. VERY NICE! Lovely soft edges and fluid use of paint.I can imagine these smell really good


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