I’ve been on a plant-painting kick lately! I’ve never been much of a girly-girl, but flowers have been finding a way into my life lately, weather I’m painting them, or wearing floral socks, or dreaming about how beautiful Point Reyes is this time of year.
It’s been so fun to work on some paintings that are bright and happy. I’ve also been making more of an effort to work out my color palette completely before starting ( the website Color Scheme Designer has been invaluable).
Here’s one painting without a predetermined palette:
It’s okay. But not amazing. Here’s a second go using a palette:
So much brighter! So much more eye-catching! Even with the weird paint-shadows my scanner is making.
I finished another plant painting last night, but it’s for a show at Light Grey Art Lab next month. Until then, here is a sneak-peek:
PS, my cat has been taking advantage of all the extra sunshine.