Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wild Flowers


This painting "Wild Flowers" is just 9"x12" unframed.
Several years ago I took a photo of these little yellow wild flowers, in a pasture across the road from a friends house.  They were solid along the fence line, and so happy and cheerful looking. The flowers are pretty small, and grow in big clumps. I painted it with transparent watercolors, and was not happy with it.  The back ground was a real deep blue, and dark green, so I dug out the cobalt blue watercolor and mixed some white M.Graham gouache with it, and painted all the blue in leaving some of the dark showing around the edges.