Contemporary Floral Landscape
60" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I love to paint on a large surface. It is liberating to make big wide brushstrokes with a brush or apply loads of paint with a palette knife. A 60" x 36" canvas is fun, challenging and my image/subject matter is always changing....as you can see below I did stop and take some pics along my painting journey.
First, I had an idea in my head and thought that I would sketch it out with charcoal on the canvas. Then I scrubbed in some colors. And more colors. Finally getting the white canvas covered up.
I wanted my color palette to be in cool lavenders and greys....and some greens. I got off-track as you can see in the fifth photo. I cut loose with some oranges, reds, and blues. The next day when I came into the studio, I realized that I had gotten de-railed. So I spent more than two hours mixing wonderful purples. magentas, greens, and greys to bring the colors back to my original plan. Of course I used huge amounts of oils and there is texture and depth to this painting.