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I bought a potted primrose a couple week ago at a flower show, and I've been wanting to paint it ever since. I finally decided to try, and plucked a little sprig of flowers off the plant and put them in this little metal container. The container is only decorative, and water leaked from it, so I put a wet paper towel around the cut stems and set them in it. The bottom flower is a loose flower, I set that in a thimble of water, and tucked it in. Since my set up seemed so fragile, I didn't think it would last the hours it would take me to paint it, so I took pictures just in case. (you can see the lower flower had already drooped from where it had been in my picture)
I printed out one of the pictures, and it was helpful to use it for my drawing. I started on a white gessoed panel, using thinned raw umber acrylic paint. Once this was dry, I began with oil.
I painted in the background and table top first. I was so excited, even at this early stage, I knew it was going to turn out ok!! :-)
I couldn't quite match that gorgeous pink of those flowers, but I tried my best. I haven't tried painting flowers in a long time, and I'm so glad I did. I was thrilled with how it came out, and just in time for Spring.
I will post the finished painting in a day or two, when I get a chance to photograph it.
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