Lilies in oils
October 1, 2012
I started working small again (±8″x 8″) to get back into my painting. I hit a wall when I realized that my glass paintings were getting more and more realistic, whereas I wanted to loosen up and use my imagination more.
On this one, I applied the paint quite thinly, trying to keep the sketchy feeling of the acrylic underpainting.
The next one is a combination of photos and memory of an interior.
And the most recent, below, is using the lilies as a starting point to explore the paint surface and colors more. I used some oil bars- see saturated color strokes bottom left which perked up the whole design.
Oh, and here was the photo, taken by Rende at my parents-in-law’s house. Mam always has fresh cut flowers everywhere,and has one of the most welcoming homes I know. (Notice I decided to delete the radiator!)