Who knew? After spending time going through hundreds of reference images for my final #15 flower painting, it dawned on me that I had taken a photograph from my perennial garden last year that I’ve been waiting to paint ~ and the decision was settled pretty quickly.
#15 In My Garden, an oil pastel (6×6) was painted on green heavy cardstock textured paper using mainly Sennelier (soft and creamy as butter) and Mungyo-Gallery oil pastels. Some blending took place with my fingers and a razor, but mostly I just kept on applying layers of deep, rich oil pastels that worked exceptionally well on this paper.
This painting is based on a tiny corner in the perennial garden lined with rock – the flowers were spilling out and even though the area was shaded there was just enough sunlight to make the flowers pop. Although, much to my chagrin and for the life of me I couldn’t get a picture that showed the richness of colors (yellows and orange) and setting of the painting, you’ll have to take my word for it. The flowers are Coreopsis of which I already painted ~ click onto the image for a larger view.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. I’m going out to transfer some perennial’s before the local rabbit totally devours them, trim some hedges and snip back our pink magnolia tree that we affectionately call, Miss Betty.
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