In Need of Flowers

I’ve been painting landscapes of winter lately, and though I have been loving doing so, the bare winter palette becomes so limited after days and days. I need flowers. I know it is a convention: painting pretty flowers. But it makes me so happy to look at flowers and their amazing color and variations, their shapes, their depth. I miss them right now! The black background belies the convention of the Dutch masters, but I love the way the inky black makes the colors pop. I also incorporated colored pencil into to this one- just a little bit- and feel a kind of satisfaction drawing briskly across the paper with a blunt pencil. Looking forward to incorporating more mixed water-based materials in the future.

Have a great weekend.

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