Alstoemeria, final signed

Painting: “Alstroemeria: Fast and Loose”

Our class project today was another exercise in painting fast and loose. The teacher provided us with two options, one of which was a photo of three alstroemeria (“astronaut flowers”).

I went with a Winsor palette because I wanted bright colours that flowed well together when juicy. Even more than last week, this was a “hurry-up-and-wait” project. The initial flower blossoms were done in about 30 seconds, all three colours. Background and details took a bit longer, but I was still trying to keep everything loose and not be quite so deliberate.



  • Winsor Red
  • Winsor Blue
  • Winsor Yellow
  • Phthalo Green blue shade (same as Winsor Green)
  • Winsor Violet


  • Dreamcatcher #14 round
  • Dreamcatcher #4 round


  • Arches 140lb cold press 9×12 block