Tonight, I needed a break. Time to myself. I had a fairly stressful couple of days. Long story short, my hard drive crashed. Luckily, I was able to recover almost everything and had it replaced, which is more than most people can say when their hard drives have crashed. Either way, still a pretty stressful situation to be in. I came home from class today with an urge to paint. I just bought some fresh canvases this past weekend and they were really in need of some paint. I wanted to paint something different, more challenging than what I usually paint. I don’t know if you’ve figured it out by now, but I have a huge fascination with floral, so I decided I would try to paint a flower of some kind. I’m not going to go into as much depth as I usually do with my process, and this is because once I got into the grove of painting, I completely forgot about documentation. Anyways, here’s a very condensed version of my process. : )
My canvas is 18″ by 18″ but I like to plan and sketch before I jump right into the paints, so I cut a square of paper to start.
Then I sketched out the flower I wanted with inspiration from different photographs.
Once I had it all sketched out, I started transferring it onto the canvas.
Very lightly, I sketched out the final design onto the canvas.
And then I just sort of went for it. After a few of the petals I got the hang of it and trusted myself to paint.
Here’s how it turned out!
I have to say, one of my favorite parts of painting is looking at the final mixing palette. So beautiful how the colors melt together.
Have a wonderful night,
Caroline : )
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