It isn’t often that I have a block of time long enough to devote to completing a single painting, but yesterday was an exception. I began sketching and painting this piece at 1:00PM and finished it at 7:00PM only taking breaks to let the dog out, etc… My original concept called for a macro type floral but with no background or true focal point. I had in mind more of a busy Hawaiian shirt type of composition but with a high contrast. I began with yellows, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, and madder rose, then finished with some ivory black. This piece was painted entirely with Sennelier pan paints, Sennelier 140# cold-pressed paper, and Sennelier (Raphael) brushes. The original is 15.25" x11.5" in size. I wish the digitized image possessed a bit more of subtleties of the original piece as there are some great textures and effects created from the paint’s interaction with the paper.
Featured in Water Media group March 2011.