Red Glass Vase with California Wild Flowers

I planted some California wild flowers in May, so I’ve been painting them.  They are small delicate flowers.  So I put them in a small vase.

Still -life Drawing and Model

Here is the still -life of the glass vase and California wild flowers. I carefully drew it out to make sure everything fit on this tiny format.

 

Light Painting

At this stage I try for an a la prima; putting in the pure contrasting darks and saturated colors in one shot. I try to move around the paper, not concentrating too much on any area.

 

Building Up

Building up color and contrast; trying not to invent anything.

Building Darks

I start building up the darks, so the light can be seen.

Contrasting

Here, I’m looking for contrast; trying to bring out the light.

Red Glass Vase with California Wild Flowers 2016

Red Glass Vase with California Wild Flowers 2016

 

 

 

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