Monday, September 12, 2016

Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet/ oil on canvas board/ 7 x 5/

My garden is filled with clean, intense beautiful flowers including torch tithonia and zinnias. Usually daily, I paint some of them. Most days, I also wipe these little paintings. As soon as I add white to the colors, they lose their intensity. Consequently,  the painting is not at all what I want.
Today, I started again.  I painted with transparent colors as long as possible and then tried to keep from "snuffing out the life" of the painting with the opaques (including white).

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