Brace yourself, I have documented the whole painting session today. This post is a long one. So, here we go…
Above is my set-up and sketch.
Here is a better photo of my sketch.
It was hard to capture the red background after adding more paint with a knife. There are various reds in there that just aren’t reading with my camera. Well, the background is done and I have blocked some other bits.
With a palette knife I add the greens for my stems and leaves.
I am starting the flowers, laying in the darker petals first.
With the chrysanthemum daisies done I can start on the tulips.
I start by painting the whole tulip with a base colour.
After adding various peach and pink colours, I add a darker colour to the tips of the petals.
I have added more detail and other colours to the tulips to help bring them to life.
With the flowers completed, it is time to paint in the vase and the basic stripe pattern. I will paint the lemon next and then go over my basic stripes with more stripes that are added with the help of a thin brush.
Here is the finished painting next to the set-up. I will do a series of these. I am gearing up for a solo show in October. I hope you all enjoyed this post. Have a great weekend!
vase and stripes detail