How many of you have been to Trader Joe’s? How many of you love Trader Joe’s flowers? This next painting is of a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s… The vase belongs to my daughter Sage who absolutely loves the store and most likely bought the flowers for me. The vase and flowers combined make up the subject of this large floral painting.
Tried to be loose on this one, but perhaps it ended up being too detailed. I think I’m going to try a deeper turquoise in the background to brighten it up a bit. Not the greatest photo as I took it with my phone.
I’ve been working on a larger painting using this bouquet in the background, but I knew I couldn’t finish it in time to post it for Day 9, so I worked on a mini today of the same bouquet. Hopefully I’ll finish the larger painting tonight and be caught up.
September is here again and I was not planning on taking on the 30 in 30 Challenge this montb, but some friendly artists on Instagram encouraged me to do it, so here I am. Taking a little break from my posts on Painter’s Block to paint every day for 30 days and experiment a little with different techniques.
My first experiment is with some Flemish painting techniques. I took a photo of this rose from a beautiful bouquet of flowers that my husband bought me for my birthday. I was fascinated with the spiral and wanted to paint a rose with an emphasis on the spiral.
Old fashioned Flemish painting is done with many layers. The first layer was toning the canvas with the lightest color of the rose. The second and third layers are done in umber… I did a fast take on the umber and kind of fast forwarded to the fourth layer which is the gray layer. This took me soooo long and I still don’t have it perfect, but now I’m going to let it dry and then work on it again later on in the challenge.