Oil Painting of Bugainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar. This is on a table reflected in the mirror

Bougainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar 2019

This is a new painting of bougainvillea and Poppies in a pickle jar.  I painted it in the Spring.  Colorful spring flowers and glass is something I can’t resist painting. This painting is made with think paint and loose brush strokes.  

Oil Painting of Bugainvillea and Poppies in Pickle Jar. This is on a table reflected in the mirror

Bougainvillea and Poppies in a Pickle Jar 2019 Oil on Canvas 

Wild Flowers – Watercolor Art Making Process

Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar is one of the watercolors from a spring series that I’m painting.  Spring is my favorite time of year because there is a special light, color and interesting forms and shapes everywhere.

Putting in the contasting color and estimating where everything can build onto it.

Started off with a light drawing to make sure the jar is parallel to the picture plane.  Then I  put in the contrasting color and estimate where everything can build onto it.

 I always start with my favorite part.

I don't pencil in the shapes of the flowers, I paint them directly with  a brush, so that they don't look hard and cut out.

I don’t pencil in the shapes of the flowers, I paint them directly with a brush, so that they don’t look hard and cut out.

Then I build everything around it.

Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar  April 2015 Watercolor on Arches 300 GSM - 15 in x 11 in - 38 cm x 28 cm

Wild Flowers in Pickle Jar April 2015 – Watercolor on Arches 300 GSM – 15 in x 11 in – 38 cm x 28 cm

 As I’m painting, I want to get it in one shot and  stop when the paper is covered.