Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Purple Pansies - A Work in Progress

We have a heat wave going on here it started out at -11F (-24C) and now it is 8F (-13C), but then when it snows the temperature usually does rise.

I decided to add some brightness to the day and chose to work on this floral that I had started earlier this month (see post on 13 December 2013).

I mixed a mauve using Antwerp blue and alizarin crimson and started on one of the petals starting at the darkest part and putting down the first layer of paint.

While the paint on the first petal dried I put the darker lines on the next petal and curved them to give it shape.

Then I went back to add another layer of paint onto the first petal, again curving the lines to start to give shape to the petal,

I will post this painting at a later date once more work has been completed on the flowers.