Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 in 30 On the Fence Day 1

Here we go on this crazy adventure.  Not sure if I’ve really come up with a theme for the month, but inspired with an “I love summer” motif.  Sunflowers are high on the list of favorites - don’t they just make you smile?

This challenge is about exploring artistic horizons, taking risks, and trying something new.  Although I’ve painted more than a few sunflowers, I’ve recently learned more about how to get the center to really recede.  One technique is to use thicker paint and bolder strokes to accentuate the foreground.

On the Fence
Click here to purchase this painting at Daily Paintworks

The Daily Paintworks gallery (link above) has a great zoom feature - give it a go. 

Reference for this painting is from Janina Suuronen’s The Last Sunflower on the new PaintMyPhoto website.

Thanks for sharing the journey.  Enjoy - life is joy we make one moment at a time,

1 comment:

  1. Great start and painting to the 30 in 30. Love your sunflower.