|Narcisi dal giardino, 2016 -38x56 cm fabiano 300gsm|
Lately I have been concentrating on urban sketching and painting, but I usually love painting florals.
It's easy - they grow in my garden or I keep them on my table.
Earlier I painted realistic, even if not really botanical flowers,
while I now prefer to simplify and catch the essence.
On the painting above you can notice a clear influence by the paintings of Jean Haines ;),
only an impression of the flowers!
|Floreale, 2016. 38x56 cm|
I paint quite big, real size, which means that I often just can't fit everything into the paper.
That's one reason why I choose to paint only a part of them;
the main reason is that I find it more dynamic and expressive as a composition.
This is how I proceed:
I use a big brush, a lot of water and bright colors.
Once the first wash is dry I will add darker details, little by little - trying not to overwork -
this is the hardest part!
Then I leave it to rest, and some hours later, or even the next day I will see if I need to add something.
I some areas are too bright, I will use a glaze, often with a complementary color.
Thank you for reading,
Hope you enjoyed my spring flowers?!