Vase and Flowers

Another vase and flowers image. This was fun to do. I love the way things came out, but I’d also prefer them to have a bit more depth of value. Everything sort of flattened out when it dried down. I do like the way the vase turned out as well. I’ve always been a little scared of doing glass, but I think I got it okay here.


source image for painting project
The source image
Sketch for painting
Sketch outlines of objects for the painting
Background elements painted, and foreground shadow
Background and foreground shadow
Test painting to see how colours mix
Mixing colours test
Blossoms painted in
Blossoms painted in
Painted in more details, image is of painting while still wet
Lots of details, still wet
Painting when everything is dry
Painting with everything dried down
The painting as presented for class critique
Critique version




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