Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Quince Blossoms"

I painted today with my friends Suzanne and Martha, who clipped a few branches from the quince bush outside the door for us to paint. They were just too gorgeous to resist. Martha took a still life approach but I wanted more of a close-up. They laughed at me as I peered through my square view finder at an angle and tilted the easel side ways to get the composition that I wanted. (This was only in the layout phase!). I tinted the canvas with wiped-off Thalo Red Rose, and painted the flowers and buds first to get clean saturated colors, then the branches and the greenery. Finally I reshaped them all with the background (6"x6" oil).

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