26 April 2011

The making of a painted flower portrait



This sequence shows the beginnings of a Moraea villosa - an indignous flower from South Africa. The background (acrylic) lightened in image 2, and a rather strong yellow ochre was added to the pthalo petal centres in image 3. The flower will be painted in oils. Once these ground colours have dried, shades of white and grey will model the petal surfaces, the coloured markings will be further developed and the centre of the flower will become sculpturally prominent. Watch this space....