Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No. 523 The Last Dahlias #3

The Last Dahlias #3
Oil on Linen Panel
7" x 5"
Look at that. I could only go a day without throwing a Chinese lantern in!
I'm pretty happy with the way the dahlias are coming out. Truth be told I'd been avoiding them all summer. So many petals! I wasn't sure I could pull them off in a daily painting. Joe Anna Arnett's method of filling in most of the flower with the inner color and then coming back on top with petal highlights works again!
If you would like to know more about Joe Anna Arnett click here. Her still life DVD is on my wish list. :)

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