I just finished this one, and I plan to enter it into a local art competiton, when the fime for that comes around.
"Golden Girl"...16" x 20" oil on canvas
Thanks for looking in.
Oh, my word! That is gorgeous! It's breathtaking!
Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your comment.
Wow, it is so vivid. I love whites. You did a beautiful job on this.
Looks like a winner to me ;) - nice job.
Thank you, Tammy & Valerie.
You should win any competition that you enter this into, it is beautiful! And it gives something beyond material value, which is an affirmation of life. It transmits the joy that you must have experienced in creating it. And that is priceless!
Bill - this is superb! Nice work. The depth of field is great - I'd love to see it in person and be tempted to reach my hand right into it. Best of luck at the competitions!
The Home-Based Atelier
This is quite stunning. Well done!
I did enjoy doing this painting, and it was one of those for which I had "good vibes" while I was working on it.
All I can say is..."WOW!!"
What technique did you use? this is a wonderful painting. the purple shadows with the pink highlights really make it glow on my moniter. I bet in real life it is super bright! How did you do this?
Easy Oil Painting Techniques by Delmus
Thanks for your nice comments. I use a glazing process, for which I begin with a gray underpainting (a grisaille). Over that, I apply my colors in a very thinly-applied manner. I used the true, primary colors, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, each in a transparent form for many (not all) of the colors. I achieved the subtle lavender and purples of the petals by mixing Lamp Black with Magenta (W & N Permanent Rose 502), and a bunch of White.
Here is a photo of a composite, showing the stages of my progress on this painting, from beginning to finish.