Thursday, July 23, 2015

Always something to paint

When you need something to paint just look around.  There is a saying "paint what you know".
Oil on canvas, Available at DPWS

Driving around in Michigan this is a common view from just about any road or highway.  The lone barn and Summer green fields.  Painted the barn painting from memory, something I know.
Acrylic on watercolor paper, 14 x 11 inches, Avaialble at DPWs
Some of the first wild-flowers to bloom are daisies, I have worked up many painting from the flowers.  Daisies grow like weeds (maybe they are weeds, pretty ones) all around my yard.  They are always a subject available to paint.
Acrylic on canvas panel, 10 x 8 inches, Red Star,Available at Dailypaintworks

Another flower that grows, again like weeds are the daylily.  Most of mine are yellow, plain boring yellow flowers, but a few that come up look like red stars.  The back side of the flower is yellow, the heart of the flower is yellow and orange with deep red at the edges of of the petals.  These are always a challenge to paint, and each year I take up the challenge.
So to make a long story short, there is always something to paint.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful reminder to find subject matter in my own backyard! My tiger lilies are just about to bloom. Your rendition of these flowers really maximize the effect of complimentary colors. Also nice variations in the whites of the daisies.