This is the second painting from the same referencephoto from pmp I liked the shape of the leaves and concentrated on them on both photos. At first, when I planned for the first painting (see last post) I thought that I should paint the purple flowers too, but I decided to concentrate on the leaves and leave the flower for another painting. And I have to practise to simplify my paintings. After all, to leave things out is one of the important things of the planning process.
I have a hard time to not trying to make everything too straigh and proper. I want it soft and that is allways in my mind when painting. Sometimes I think the colors are abit too bright, and I try to glaze on top with other colors to make the colors softer, as I did on this tree with some neutral tint. I am now saticfied with the finished color. (See the bottom processpainting.) You can see that the first coat of permanent rose at the bottom of the trunk is still shining throught the thin glaze of neutral tint. Sometimes I really think that I´m a bit nuts as I often take risks rather than being on the safe side. I don´t wait and try first on another piece of paper. I go and take chances of ruin a painting rather than waiting. That´s my way!
This painting is a bit different in technique. I have dropped in paint in the allready wet paper in the bottomsection of the painting, I kind of liked the effect of it therfore I decided to be a bit kinder when making the shadows, both less bold compared to the first of these two painting from the same referencephoto, and as to the location of the shadows. From where the light comes alters the painting very much. This time I also put more color on the tincan to get some more contrast as I have less contrast in the shadows in this painting compared to the painting in the last post. Otherwise I think this painting would look too flat.
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