Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunflower Underpainting

This is the acrylic underpainting for one of the paper paintings that I plan to use for the demo in July. (I think). I have always liked this photo I took of a pot of fresh picked sunflowers.

Compositionally I probably need to pull one of the flowers out and let it touch the right side (as in the photo. I see that now that I have looked at it online.

I stopped before I put in the red in the photo. I couldn't decide if that bright red added or detracted from the main subject matter. But the more I look at it, the more I think it might be a good dash of color...if I keep the red on the warm side for the red...orangey red.

I have never done a floral in paper painting. This should be interesting!!!

Gray, windy, 58 degrees in the north woods on Monday. Sigh. Not raining at present. Just gloom! But the music is playing and the coffee is hot and I have cookies baking in the oven. So never mind!

AND I have some lovely fun painting to lure me away into the studio later.


  1. I'm going to be watching this with interest. I think I found Elizabeth's Paper Paintings blog through your blog, and I'm following it now, too. It'll be fun to watch your process. I vote for a touch of orangy-red in the corner, it'll bring out the bit of red in the flowers.

    And music, coffee,(tea for me), art, and fresh baked cookies always trump a gloomy day!

  2. Ginny, I agree with Lisa..this one I want to watch.. I love sunflowers and have tried painting them before but not in paper.