Thursday, April 4, 2019

Flowering Shadows - with process shots!

Flowering Shadows, 30 x 24, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2019
"Beaches, Birds, and Botanicals"
Solo show opens April 12, 2019

When I am painting a lot in the studio on larger works, I tend to be working from small studies and photographs as my source material. After awhile, I just want to paint from life. When the grocery store offered Agapanthus in the middle of winter, I knew it was time for a still life! It's offers a visual break and change of pace for my painter's brain. 

This is one of 25 new works that will be in the solo show next week.

Below are process shots that reveal how the painting came together. 

The block in.

Painting directly, wet into wet.

Finished piece.

The set up in my studio.

1 comment:

Barbara Muir said...

Love this painting, and I know what you mean -- it feels so good to paint from life. The process shots are super. The blue flowers set off the Clementines perfectly.

Wonderful as always, and your show is going to be amazing!