Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Conjuring up the Sun

Tired of so much gray and rainy weather I decided to paint another Gerbera and create my own sunshine today.

Strangely enough as I completed the painting the sun made a full and bright appearance in the sky.  So happy to see my Gerbera finished and to see the SUN!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisies are joyful flowers.  Bursting with color. Exploding with vibrant life.  Truly my favorite. My hubby knows to pass on the roses for Valentine's Day, and go straight to these bright happy faces.

Oddly enough I have never painted them before.  Maybe I was a little intimidated since they are so amazing to me.  I was afraid I couldn't capture it.   
But my sketch gave me hope. As did my first yellow wash.

But about half way through this painting I was thinking that maybe I just couldn't do it justice.  

So I stepped away, made a pot of chili and cleared my head.  Then I returned to the studio fresh... to crop, to detail, to wash in more color, more glazes.  
And I got what I came for.