Surf Sunnies, 8x10" oil, ©Diane Mannion
These sunflower paintings are actually small studies for a large project, working out compositions and color.
Wanted to keep the background subdued in #3 so the flowers would pop. Happy that the sky, water, and sand are completely from my visual memory bank.
Tried to keep the yellow and orange colors clean in the underpainting.
Painted background next.
Because this was painted wet into wet, or alla prima… it was difficult keeping yellows clean.
Wiped my brush after almost every stroke!