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I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Zinnias Moving Along

Hi Everyone, Lousy weather here, spending lots of time in the Studio. I managed to get quite a bit of work done on my zinnias. Blocking in lots of nice juicy colour. Note: The pink shown here is just the first coat with lots of white mix. The pink flowers will be much darker "hot pink" and more a magenta colour. I find adding white to the base coat, just absorbs and saves paint for very translucent colours like magenta.

Blocking in lots more color for the vase and another coat on the flowers. Will now do an outline to define the petals and begin some modeling work. It's slowly coming together.

Finished my outline in some paynes grey. It was very long task and my eyes are pretty much bugged out. But I am very happy how it is progressing so far. The vase is pretty much finished - except for a bit of lights and darks. Tomorrow, I will work on my flower petals adding in some contrasts, do the centres and finish my leaves. I thought I would finish today but I am bushed. I have worked on this for about 7 hours now. Calling it a day! Have a great day everyone!


BoydGreeneArt said...

Very interesting to see the process you go through. Your art is so beautiful and colorful. It should raise anyone's spirits.

Lisa said...

HI Boyd, Thanks so much. I find doing my wips, really help me see my painting progress.