Friday, October 8, 2010
Black Eyed Susan Part II
I've discovered I really enjoy creating backgrounds in which things that weren't in the original sketch appear through multiple washes and the painting of negative shapes. For example, indications of leaves and stems are appearing in this one. I've yet to master this technique and it just seems to happen in some of my floral paintings. I believe the lost and found edges make it really interesting for the viewer.
At any rate, I am at the mid-way point with this piece and hope to build more of the darker values which hopefully will bring out the highlights in the petals.