Dahlia Daze

"Dahlia Daze"
10" x 8"
Acrylic on canvas panel

Morning's light hadn't penetrated much past her face, when Dahlia stretched to her full-blown girth.  Night crept away over leaf and stem, and dozed in the mulch close to the earth.

I painted the canvas black except where the bloom would be. Crisp edges were easy to keep with the acrylic. Then I built up layers of green to fill the corners.  I enjoyed building the intense light and hard shadows on the leaves. 

This painting is listed with, and for sale through a Daily Paintworks auction. 

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