Weeds in a Vase, oil on panel 10x8"
Today I thought I really needed to do something different, and here it is, and it was refreshing!
I knew I felt like painting some flowers, so I set off into the yard thinking I would find something picturesque. Well, since there weren't any lilies to be had, I thought that these yellow weeds against a dark background and a few splashes of pink would do the job just fine.
As in the past I found this to be more challenging than my idealized thought about it, no light fun really, but a good change of pace after Alaska studio paintings.
I did take too many breaks and get side tracked today. For some reason I thought that this would be quick and simple, which just wasn't the case. Instead I got really challenged by the constantly moving leaves and flowers, but stuck with my one day sketch of the beauties.
I liked the blue and the vibrant contrast between it and the yellow, that is what kept me interested in the painting along with the cool reflections in the glass.
Flowers, always a good exercise and today a much needed change.