Sunflower Garden in the Dark Oil Painting

This is a 14 X 18 inch oil painting of a sunflower garden against a very dark background of what looks like nothingness to me.  

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6 thoughts on “Sunflower Garden in the Dark Oil Painting

  1. I love the greens. I’m always hearing that greens are the hardest colors to work with, but I’m not experienced enough yet to know if it’s true. I like your dark background, too.

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    1. Thank you very much. I have no idea which colors are hardest but I can tell ya that I tried a few black and white paintings last week and I think those have been the easiest for me hands down. You can see the values so much easier! Is values the right word? Giggle.

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      1. Yep, it’s all about “having a full range of values”. I’ve heard that quote so many times in tutorials I’ve watched, I hear it in my sleep. Black and white does have certain advantages. I used only black and white for the first six months after I started learning, and I couldn’t wait to do colors! I’m studying a lot of figure-drawing now, so I’m back to black and white, but I’ll keep doing other color projects, too. One trick I’ve been told is to take your reference photo and desaturate it with a photo program. That makes it easier to see the values/tones. I think the values are great in your sunflower-at-night painting. I love it.

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