Thank you everyone for your feedback and encouragement along the way – it helped push me forward and continue working the challenge.
By far this was my most rewarding project, because of the level of learning – from techniques w/oil pastels, to a variety of underpaintings, managing through each layer building color and thickness of strokes, and use of light and shadow. Perhaps most of all because I’ve been intimidated to paint flowers, until I finally just looked at them as values and forms and experienced a breakthrough. I have a long ways to go but for me this was a good start.
I’ll continue painting flowers, for now I’m turning my attention to landscapes and seascapes over the next couple of months – it’s not to say that there won’t be a landscape or two with flowers!!
Here is the collage of all 15 flower paintings – click onto the image for a larger view.
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