Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Second Cut - Initial Painting

Last night I got down to initial washes and some shading. I need to submit an in-process painting and this will do. Tonight I'll try some selective washes and neutral shading. Perhaps get a start on the greens as well. I'm taking my time... Wrapping this up means the course is over.


  1. Mmmmmm ... paler, warmer than the previous colour trial; the crinkle is GORGEOUS. The delicate smooth texture is so different from the rich, velvety orchid-petal surface.

    Wonderful sense of light passing through successive petals to create the dense colour in the centre.

  2. Those crinkles! I dwelled over where to place the shadows and then really had to pay attention to keep them consistent. I was amazed at how little tonal variation was needed to achieve some dimensionality. Amazed...