Monday, January 28, 2013

Day Twenty Eight

Here are some lilacs from a photo. A Facebook friend asked for some and I had to hunt down a decent photo. Flowers that are clumps or masses are hard to do. You don't want to paint each individual flower-you'd be there for months! So you paint them as a whole and look at the value changes which give them their distinct shape. This is in my sketchbook, so it's small, 4x7 or so.
I will say, it's warm enough to rain and melt the snow today and I can smell the thawing earth when I go out! Painting lilacs gives me a taste for spring! Oh, how I wish! Two more paintings! What will they be?

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