Sunday, March 1, 2020

February Sunflowers II

I set this aside for a few days, and considered whether to add a dark background. Stark contrasts are often successful with bold-colored flowers so I decided to work the background in Indigo. Early stages yet, with only a portion of background filled in. It's interesting to evaluate how the upper portion of the top blossom "pops" where the petals are outlined in Indigo. As I have discovered with previous floral paintings, this often takes the image and kicks it up a notch...
I anticipate doing a second wash of Indigo over all sections, to add depth to the color, before the painting is completed.