“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – by Okakura Kakuzo
Our flower beds are really blooming this year. In North Texas we’ve already had ~ 19″ of rain, last year at this time 5.6″ and normally we’ll have maybe 7-8″. So just imagine what all that rain has done for our wonderful flowers this year, they are exploding everywhere! For me, it’s really hard to look closely at a flower and not see perfection ~
Pink Azaleas, an acrylic painting (9×12) was done on a canvas wrapped frame – first time I’ve used one of these and I liked how it performed. My normal brands of acrylics (Liquitex and Golden – both fluid and heavy body) were used for this piece. For brushes I used Princeton Select (chisel blender and a flat shader) and Master Touch for watercolor/acrylics. This painting was started with a very thin underpainting using burnt umber to tint the canvas and workout a basic outline for the flowers and vase. The darkest darks in the background was a mixture of prussian blue and raw umber, and then for harmony many of the colors that are found within the wood shelf and flowers were added to the background.
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