This is a 16 x 20 inch still life of sunflowers in a very cool orange vase. I am loving the colors in this painting. The orange and gold are really nice against the blues and greens of the background. Unfortunately, we have a man down once again and it looks as if only one sunflower cares. Bummer.
I have painted very little recently but did manage to get this one done. This is an 11 x 14 inch oil painting done mostly with the painting knife. I can do that…sort of…with the casted right hand. I used my left hand when I had to, but tried to keep with my right. It takes A LOT of focus and brain power to use the left hand and I just wanted to paint and listen to podcasts. Not bad.
I got my cast today and things are looking up. I can do some things with my right hand which means I can mix my own colors. So awesome! I can also hold a paint brush. I have to modify and use a lot of my left hand, but I can do this. This painting was started the day I broke my hand. I had an undercoat blocked it. I felt so good after getting my cast today that I thought I could finish it. I did!!! This is two handed, left hand, right hand…whatever works to get the paint down, pink flowers in a grey vase.
Here is where I started from:
I am still working with primary colors and their compliments. I was able to get orange and blue, yellow and purple as well as red and green into this painting in a way that I thought popped but didn’t look like confetti. This is an 18 x 24 inch oil painting of orange zinnias and yellow daisies.
Out with the old…in with the rose buds. A bakers dozen! This is the first painting where I used a painting knife on such a small canvas for more than just the background or blending or larger sweeps. It was not easy. I only had larger knives. Larger than the flowers so I had to finagle and make due. After this painting, I took the opportunity to buy me a bunch of knives in lots of shapes and sizes. The next time should go much smoother.
I am enjoying working with red and green. This painting is very similar to one I did a few weeks ago.
This is a 18 x 18 inch oil painting of white sunflowers. This painting has a metallic feel.