The Girls Just Wanna Paint theme for April is "festive". This is my interpretation. Throughout the months, especially during winter, I will often bring a bundle of sunflowers home from the local grocery and put them in the window. Each time I pass through the room, I get a little festive zing from their angles, the sun bouncing off the petals, and the reflected light inside and/or beneath them. Each flower has its own personality.
I used a photo reference of sunflowers on my porch for this painting; taking what I needed for the design. Here are some process photos:
|Reference photo: you can see how I adjusted the design for this square|
|Blocking in, laying down the lightest and darkest notes|
|Added in the background, a cooler, neutralized green; good time to carve out the edges of each sunflower; making sure nothing was too symmetrical|
As always, thanks for looking. You know I love your comments.