Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"Gerbera Trio" 6x6"
This was one of my first daily paintings, done this summer. Gerbera daisies, crikey! Didn't realize 'til I got into it how challenging it is to paint daisies, especially white tipped ones, without making them look like pinwheels. Had to keep squinting to find places where I could lose edges and group individual petals into cohesive shapes. Am learning to do this more and more, I find I really have to keep playing back and forth with massing and reintroducing elements of detail, then whoops!..too much detail, back to massing. It's quite a game of cat and mouse to finally get a result I'm happy with, good thing these little paintings are all about the workout! The beauty of oils is that you can do this with a fair bit of ease, I really can't imagine painting in any other medium.
Forgot to mention on my first "daily painting" post, that "daily painting" is a term I use loosely. To be honest the idea of posting every single day right from the get go totally freaks me out, so I'm going to ease in to it until I get warmed up to the idea...