Moving right along, the second painting in my purple flower series is finished. I swear it took me longer to photograph the piece, then actually paint it (lol).
I’ve looked for a long time to paint a flower that exudes a deep, rich elegance and when I saw a photograph of a purple Clematis by my friend, Nicola – photographer with pmp, I knew this would be the one. I love low-value purples and this would let me stretch the colors in lots of neat ways.
This oil pastel (5×7) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream-colored pastel paper. For the darks indigo blue, prussian blue, violet and magenta were used, they seemed to give me the drama that I was looking for. Clay shapers (like liner brushes) were my tools of choice to get into the tight spaces and for shaping the petals.
It’s Thursday and I’ve got to get drawing, didn’t want the day to get by me without finishing this piece.