Sunday, October 20, 2013

stargazers finished

stargazer lilies
8" x 10"

print available here

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

weekend in Cape May

We spent a lovely (very warm) weekend in Cape May.
My daughter and I try to go every year,
we love Cape May!

From the largest Victorians

to the grand houses,

the gingerbread cottages

to the little cottages,

and right down to the bird cottages,
we love to visit here.

I painted this one and always like to stroll by.

We also visited the bird sanctuary,
so many swans and beautiful egrets.

Back to my stargazer lily this week.

Friday, October 4, 2013

starting a new painting : stargazers

The steps of the beginning of a painting:

Gathering reference photos, planning the composition,
working out the color palette,
d  r  a  w  i  n  g (takes a while),
masking the flowers, stems and leaves
and then finally starting to paint.

The background, though it looks black, isn't.
It's a mix of alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and viridian.
Up close, the alizarin crimson is more prominent in some areas
and glows through.
My petal colors will be permanent rose & quinacrodone rose.