Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Couple of Small Hydrangea Paintings

Both paintings are 16 x 12 inches, oil on canvas. I started each painting with my usual underpainting focusing on the main shadows and tonal relationships. I've included photos of the stages in each painting and a couple of detail shots for painting one. I'm particularly interested in the subtle colours evident in the dried flowers but I don't feel I've yet captured the faded fragile look I'm aiming at which no doubt means there will be more to come in this series

Painting One

I struggled to get an accurate photo of this one, the actual painting has more depth than is evident from the photo

Finished Painting


Painting Two

Finished Painting
The final stage consisted of adding glazes here and there to indicate the red tinges.

Both Paintings Together


Anonymous said...

I love your artwork.

Anonymous said...

beautiful paintings!

Www.leannethomas.com.au said...

These are lovely. Love the colours.

Anonymous said...

amazing paintings alison, carry on the good work!!