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
I struggled to get an accurate photo of this one, the actual painting has more depth than is evident from the photo
The final stage consisted of adding glazes here and there to indicate the red tinges.
Both Paintings Together