Another installment in my multi-panel floral thread.
The surface is starting to have depth. Much work to be done. Once you get past the foundation, it becomes more fun.
I’ve been working on this for a little over a week.
This is a piece I did a few years back that I have not posted on my blog.
“Eternal Spring” uses an automotive class spring that I got from a salvage yard. It’s against an abstracted backdrop that was inspired by the spring shape and shadows.
I’m still working on my double panel floral series, but hit a dead end with the latest attempt.
Another session today on Roosevelt Roses. I worked on the right center portion, and did some defintion work across both panels. I think I’m at a finishing point, and am going to put it aside to dry and varnish.
Detail view of right center:
I continued work on the Roosevelt roses today, starting by mixing up some yellow values. Last time I worked on this, I had shifted the dark parts of the background towards red. I added green, then mixed in transparent turquoise to make it darker.
I framed the latest pastel.
More work on this 2 panel pastel sketch.
These roses are from the Roosevelt Park rose garden. The park is circa WWI. There are are 2 Teddy Roosevelt sculptures at the southwest corner of the park.
Sketching out another 2 panel flower composition. This time exploring bright daylight as the background.
Not really getting the effect I’m looking for, it probably has to do with the nature of the pastels. I think the pink/blue/yellow color combination has potential.
I’ve put aside the oil painting Roosevelt Roses temporarily. I put a thin layer of transparent glaze over both canvases to unify and deepen the surfaces. Once dry, I’ll continue painting.
I spent more time than usual at my studio this weekend, due to the last Longmont Artwalk of the year yesterday. I greeted visitors from 4-8pm, and got some painting in between chats. I worked on the flower areas.
Today I concentrated on the background and leaves.