9 x 12 oil painting
Had a private student here in my studio this week wanting to learn how to paint flowers. This relatively straightforward approach which I first learned from Hedi Moran at the Scottsdale Artist's School is a good place to start. Block in shapes loosely with transparent colors, then build form with opaques. After the first stage, the painting looks pretty garish since you use only transparent colors and no white, but then as you move into the second phase things start to come together.
This is the method I share in my "Painting Flowers Alla Prima Workshop in Oils". The next workshop will be in March of 2017 at the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross, GA.
Below are the steps along the way to the finished painting.