Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Alstroemeria Study 2" --- Sold

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Now I know the proper name for this flower: alstroemeria. Also I know now that flowers have petals, not peddles. Big thanks to the friends who letting me know. I am learning everyday.  Painting this flower the second time, I felt much better. I understood that using my usual spot light illumination for this kind of floral painting is not good, because the casting shadow is too sharp, which makes the edges of the shadow compete with the physical edges of the petal. No wonder Richard Schmid uses diffused fluorescent light for his flower paintings.

4 comments:

Sue Foell said...

Good tip about the lighting -- I never would have thought that would make such a difference. This is so beautiful!

Kim Rempel said...

Wow. This is perfection. Wonderful painting!

Susan Costa said...

Beautiful! Love the subtle variations of color! ~Sue

Mary Pyche said...

This is so lovely and delicate. I love everything about it.