Sunday, May 06, 2007

Daily Painting Floral, "Peony" In Progress

"Pink Peony" In Progress
Oil on Linen Panel

The day has arrived. The Peonies are blooming and I can't resist the attempt at painting at least one of them. This is as far as I got today. The trick for me is going to be getting the light reflections on the glass vase. Still a ways to go, but I thought you might like to see some of my techniques. I've underpainted the panel with a soft reddish color in acrylic. Then I drew the design and proceeded to put in some hightlights. As I work my way down to the glass I will be putting in more splotches of white where I think the light is hitting it. Hopefully that will help me grab the reflections as I paint the shapes.

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