Do you want to know what is in the process of my paintings? I was inspired this Sunday afternoon to add an over sized floral painting to the collection of already completed work. This painting measures 48″ x 37″ and is done with acrylic paints, graphite and watercolor paper.
I purchased a roll of the Canson watercolor paper that comes in 48″.
I then started to sketch out my design.
The first step to painting is blocking in the color. This is the first color of blue for the background. I often quickly scribble a message in the background. Using the end of my brush, I can gouge into the paint as long as the painting is still wet.
Next I added the red in the middle of the pedals.
Layering in the yellow to fill in the remaining white paper with the exception to the center of the daisy. I continue to gouge lines in the pedals as long as the paint remains wet. Acrylic paint dry’s quickly and I usually on ly have a minute or two.
My sister’s puppy Marley has decided to keep me company under the table!
I then blocked in the center with black paint and used quick brush strokes around the pedals to create some contrast and dimension.
Crisscross brush strokes were used to paint the center of the daisy.