|Spring has Sprung - 7" x 17" oil on board|
Spring has sprung here and you can't help notice all the blooming flowers. So, I painted this one evening for fun. One good tip I've learned over the years is to use a larger brush. It keeps your painting from getting all muddy and bogged down with unnecessary details. These are imaginary flowers and the stamens are painted with a quick stroke of my palette knife. I plan to make it a duo for sale in my Etsy shop soon.
One of my biggest problems is overworking the subject, especially faces. I've painted all night and at the very last minute decide to take a paper towel and wiped it all off and start over in the morning. The best solution for this is to have two paintings going at the same time. If I can force myself to switch, it usually will save the painting. I remember thinking, "Well this wasn't half bad at 11 p.m., what did I do?" :)
Also, this week I treated myself to a new camera lens for my SLR camera. I know I won't feel like buying anything after we figure out our taxes. I would feel too guilty. The games we play with ourselves. So I did it. Wow, is it fun. Look at these beautiful pictures. I can't wait to get it out in public!
All from my backyard.
Once again, I am linking up with Studio JRU and all of you lovely Sneak Peek Talents!