Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daisy Day

Daisy Day, watercolor, 5.5x8" ©Diane Mannion

Day 23 of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Instead of cut flowers, I came home with a pot of daisies to paint, at least they last longer than the cut variety.  Have noticed an awful lot of artificial dyes added to the cut flowers lately, as if the color of fresh flowers is not enough... horrible!  Who buys flowers like that?  

Here's the first layer of paint, painted shapes of flowers first to get a grip on rhythm and compostition.  Started with paint instead of pencil, for a change.

 Second layer, painted the leaf pattern.  These are on white paper, sorry about the gray look of poor camera work here.

Painted background and then painted more layers on everything.  This series is to give you an idea about how to "start" a complex subject... at least one way.

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