Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"Cyclamen and Forsythia" Oil on 7x5 inch canvas board

Cyclamen are so fun to paint and draw, their petals twist and turn in every direction! I bought the cyclamen plant in the store, and the forsythia are from a bush in my yard.  They aren't in bloom yet, it is too early, but I cut some twigs from it and brought them inside.  After a few days in water, they began to bloom!  
Below are some work in progress photos,  I began on a toned canvas board, with a dry wash of burnt sienna (or similar color, I forget).
Then with thin raw umber and a small brush, I drew the flowers and then filled in with color.  

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