Yesterday, I tinted an 18” x 24” canvasboard (large for me) with a red oxide and cad red mixed acrylic and then I sketched in the flowers with a dark and filled in areas of the darkest darks. Today, I started filling in the local color of each flower and area using a photo as reference.
I am painting this in oil. I continued carefully working to create that wonderful light that is coming into the arrangement from the left. As you can see there are tulips,
freesia oops, I think they are Peruvian lilies, roses, greenery and chrysanthemums (ha, I missed that word during a jr. high spelling bee once – second runner-up and I will never forget how to spell it!) Have a ways to go yet – the upper left half (minus the green stems and leaves) is coming along. It’s a good thing I stopped here, because I need to analyze the gray tones of about 3/4 of the chrysanthemum in the lower right. It is in shadow of the tulips and roses. Hope to keep posting the progress.