I did only a little painting today, but I did try to fit in a bit after last Friday's PPF. With the weather getting better there is a lot to do here on the farm. I'll share some photos soon. But today, paintings.
I went back to two of my in-progress acrylic paintings. First the tree and the birds. When I left it I thought that the whitish pink flowers blended into the background too much.
So, inspired by all of the bright green flowers and new growth on the trees around here I made the flowers green instead.
I'm not sure if I want to do anything else to finish the painting or not.
Next I worked on the collaged tree with leaves made from a seed catalog.
This was a lot of fun to paint. I'm not sure I like the shape that it became and I keep seeing a possible deer in there, so I know it's not finished.
I do think I'm done working on the painting of my peppermint geranium, though.
I worked more on the leaves and stems and painted the flowers. I'm not really happy with it and I don't really want to fiddle anymore with it. It was a learning experience and I enjoyed painting it. The fact that I don't love it isn't that important.
I think I'm finished with my fuchsia, too. I worked on painting the soil and played around a bit with sprinkling salt on the paint, thinking that it might make a nice effect.
It's funny that by the time I got around to finishing this painting, most of the flower buds had opened up.
They'll remain buds in my painting, though.
I really love how the leaves turned out and I like the flowers. The pot and soil, I'm less happy with. that just means I need to paint more pots and soil.
There's so much I want to try to paint. More and more flowers are opening here and they're all so beautiful. I look at them and imagine how to paint them. I'd like to add a few more to my sketchbook page. I did work on it some more.
I kept forgetting about my wet paint dots and smearing them. Maybe the bottom of the page isn't the best place for them.
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