Daily Paintworks Gallery

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Yet?

Happy Yet?
Oil on 6x6 inches stretch canvas

This painting gave me fits. I struggled to be happy with the form and coloring. I finally went to Bob Burridge's color wheel and settled on purple (dominant), orange (spice color), blue (spice color) and yellow-green (focal point) along with white and black. Happy? Well, let's say happier.

Here's where it was before:

I initially drew the flower with acrylic ink.

Then I applied a thin layer of oils. Boring! Using the color wheel allowed for a dramatic change. Frustrating but fun.


Humble Sunflower
Acrylics on 8x10 Wood Cradle

I did a sketch of some sunflowers I bought from a nearby Harris Teeter. I traced the sketch on tracing paper to transfer to the gessoed wood cradle. Then I painted it with acrylic paints. Looks pretty good standing there among the real thing.