|Started with a toned canvas and lightly sketched in approximate shapes and placement, leaving the flexibility to make marks with my brush and not be too committed to a specific drawing.|
|Painted in shadows and dark centers and leaf|
|Began building up the lighter petals|
|Continue to refine shapes|
|Decided to add suggestion of another flower behind to connect the lights in the composition a bit more|
If you'd like to learn more about how to paint flowers in oil, I'm teaching a 3 day workshop in the Atlanta area September15-17 at the Spruill Center for the Arts. Details can be found by clicking here.