12 x 16 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
For this one I decided to try an approach that I use least- that is to paint in midtones and dark all over the canvas and then wipe out where my lighter flower shapes will be.
I had these spray roses as subject. Didn't want to have them in the vase, but wanted to give more of a "gardeny" feel.
Then started to tone the shadow areas of the light flowers, add lights and further refine shapes.
I purposely did not want to spell out an exact rendering of each flower, but developed what I wanted as the center of interest further and left other areas just suggested.