Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Summer Sunflower, Origianl Oil Painting

I finished this little painting today.  It is in oils on a 14x11 inch gallery wrap canvas.  I like painting single flowers on dark backgrounds as the contrast is strong and the flower stands out vividly.  Also, putting in strong highlights and shadows on the flower and leaves makes up for not putting in a colorful realistic background.

I used the following colors in my pallet:  black, white, yellow, yellow pale, red, orange, sap green, terra verde green, van dyke brown and prussian blue.   I have three large tool boxes to put all my paint and brushes in.  One is for oils, one for acrylics, and the last one is for the glass paints I no longer use.  I stopped painting on glass several years ago, but I keep them anyway.  I sold a lot of window paintings back in the day, but got tired of painting on glass and cleaning up old windows.  I prefer painting on canvas or board.

Your comments are welcomed.
Let us pray before we paint,

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