Palette Knife Hydrangeas
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
I've been scanning a new artist today (new to me, anyway) and she's fantastic. I am trying to figure out how I can get from the level where I am to a level like where she is. A class? A series of workshops? I'm not sure. More practice drawing? A concentration on composition? I need to study, I think.
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Last week Monday I bought two bunches of sunflowers for around $20. But they didn't last at all, having wilted by Wednesday. So on Thursday, with a ride at hand, I took them back to the store, and got two new bunches. Now THESE are lasting!
But I'm getting tired of painting them, and I know you must be tired of seeing them, so this will be the last one for now. Tomorrow something different.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
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