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.
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.
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 color and contrast; trying not to invent anything.
I start building up the darks, so the light can be seen.
Here, I’m looking for contrast; trying to bring out the light.
Red Glass Vase with California Wild Flowers 2016