December 4, 2013 Pink and Yellow Flower Bouquet Painting Finished! Monet and Daisy Are Fun!
"Bouquet For Monet" 10x10 oil on copper. 650$ framed in black with gold or gold
wood. Shipped free.
I started this painting yesterday at noon and finished at midnight! I am tired
and my arm is sore today! I guess I worked hard on this painting. My eyes
are even scratchy. I must not have blinked enough. I will take a few aspirin
and pick up the brush!
I was very pleased with how this pink rose came out. I feel like
I captured the glow of the light on that petal! I must have worked
for a few hours on just that rose. I use a limited palette of only four
colors so sometimes it makes it more difficult to hit the note. At least
my notes all are harmonious because of this limited palette.
I liked the way the light hit almost all the flowers in just a few spots. Most of the
flowers were in shadow or backlit creating wonderful colors.
The peach rose had beautiful colors in the shadows and in the
lit areas. That is a yellow carnation in the center. There were
so many color from the surrounding flowers on this yellow
carnation. Fun to paint!
Most of the time I start out sketching a very small sketch. This sketch
is only a few inches. I don't stick with this sketch all the time. It is
just a game plan that can be changed.
While I was painting Daisy entertained Monet or maybe it was the other way around!
They had toys scattered all over the house. They even played with Robert's old tennis
Here is a cute picture of the dogs last week. Monet
weighs 23 pounds now. I can still pick him up! He
loves to be held still...as long as you have a bone or
a carrot to keep his mouth busy! Those teeth are sharp.
Have a great night!