I have no idea what these flowers are. I have them in planters outside. The purple are some kind of salvia, but I am at a loss with the orange. At any rate, I thought I would put them on canvas.
This is a rework of a previous painting. Originally, the painting was purple with yellow sunflowers. I changed a few things. The most obvious being that the vase is now orange. I personally like it better because I enjoy lots of color. The orange made my day. However, my mom, for example prefers the previous version. To each his own, especially with art.
This is the previous version. I was working with compliments and kept the painting mainly to purple and yellow.
This is a 24 x 24 inch oil painting of Hollyhock inspired by Challenge 14, Hollyhock, Let’s Paint New Mexico. The challenge can be found here. https://letspaintnewmexico.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/challenge-14-hollyhocks/
This is a 12 x 16 inch oil painting inspired by my garden of Hollyhock. I have scarlet, lilac, pink, black, pale pink and various shades in between.
Speaking of Hollyhock, I just joined a painting group called Let’s Paint New Mexico (Thank you John French). I was excited to see that Hollyhock are on the menu. They grow like weeds around here.
I painted this last month sometime before the fight with the curb. The day I painted it, I was going to do Sunflowers with a paint brush but for some reason I ended up with red poppies in palette/painting knives. My sister is taking this one as soon as I varnish it in a few weeks with Gamvar.