|I thought, at the time, a botanical would be nice to do ...|
|... so I started working on a hydrangea.|
|Had fun doing the leaves though.|
|The blossoms just seem to be overwhelmed by the foliage. I thought of putting a loose greenish wash around the flowers, but I reached the point where I just wanted it done. No more nit-picking!|
8.5 x 10.5 in.
|Hmmm ... didn't realize this was sideways till it was on the page here, and I can't change it. However, it is just some fooling around, trying out techniques to create some credible-looking fog for a future painting.|
|From a recent class - we were painting birds, and I demonstrated some techniques to create different impressions of texture.|
|More playing with texture. I wanted a faster, easier way to give the look of feathers. These above look much too contrived.|