Flowers... Incidental

"Flowers... Incidental"
22" x 14"
Watercolor on paper 
The bowl looked impossible, but so did the mass of flowers.  I dropped in three faceted pieces of glass from my collection, and decided it was all too hard... ready, set go!  

With every loading of the brush I added another wash of color to the background. The facets of all four pieces were painted a section at a time.  Not much glazing here. Color-specific, value-specific and very, very fun.

This piece and many of the paintings from my blog are on Daily Paintworks. They are also available through a DPW auction on that site.

Thank you for visiting today,

Lucent Lily

"Lucent Lily"
18" x 18"
Acrylic on wrapped canvas
She had been pulled from her stem by a chubby fist.  Handed to me as a loving gift.  One curled petal was missing, but the rest of her looked darn good.  I put her on the doily next to my faceted paperweight and rolled in a couple marbles. Not half bad. 

I lit the flower from the bottom so I could take advantage of the texture on her petals. This painting became all about light, texture and pattern.  The orange of the flower pleased me.  The purple and blue elements keep it interesting.

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

Thank you for visiting today.