I finished this ambitious painting of my "indoor" garden that I have been enjoying for about a week!
I love the purple Angelonia, which will now be planted in the garden, and as I was painting, I ate all the fruit!
The zinnias in the pitcher finally died and I also need to plant the other pots of flowers in the garden. My
table garden is no more, but I enjoyed doing the painting and really love how the shadows turned out and the colors. Hope you enjoy this one, as well.
I sat up a still life of some flowers from my garden with a hanky with crochet edge and some marbles. I thought you might like to see the progression. Photo 1 and 2 were taken with a light directly on/above the painting and the finished painting was taken without an overhead light. It made a huge difference! I love the colors in the 2nd photo, although unless the painting in under a direct over the top light, it looks like the third photo. I suppose that is why a light is often placed at the top of paintings in a gallery or even in a home. It certainly brings out the color! I had fun with this painting. I am trying to loosen up a bit and paint more"painterly" in a more impressionistic style. It is fun to just splash on the color, not worrying about every little detail!
If someone asked you what are the colors of Summer, what would you say? To me, Summer is about heat and these flower colors suggest warm days! In fact, I used a cooler background to complement the hot colors of the flowers! I used wet into wet technique in this painting and just had some fun watching the colors mingle.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.