I’ve been missing from blogging for the past month or so – my apologies to everyone. We’re busy with personal projects and I’ve had a bit of an artist block and one really bad painting, so bad in fact that it shook my confidence to continue painting. A break was needed from both painting and blogging giving myself a little space.
I’m slowly getting back into painting. For now I’m concentrating my work on developing studies devoted to backgrounds and still life’s mainly flowers, but I know that other subjects will come into play. Not all of the paintings were successful, but elements in each are definitely useful for developing larger paintings.
Sunflower Study, is an oil pastel (8.5 x 5.5) painted on a gesso-prepared board. The background was done with acrylics with the flower, leaves and vase produced using oil pastels. It was an interesting project, because the background kept revealing some neat patterns that I was able to develop the leaves and vase off of.
Looking forward to catching up with your blogs, thank you for taking the time to check in – always appreciated. Click onto the image for a larger view.
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