Monday, 17 August 2015

 Orange is the new 

Just a lil' update: The Gerbera commission I've been working on for two weeks. I've reached a stage where I see orange tones in EVERYTHING!

Having previously done an orange Gerbera, I thought I'd mix things up, and challenge myself by doing one with 'dew' drops (from the spray can I use when I dye my hair) I had no idea how many drops of water there was on this flower until I started painting them :/ 
Challenging indeed. I doubt that it will kill me, so in theory it will make me stronger (in patience? In seeing different tones of orange? In seeing differences between 50 tiny drops of water on a single petal?) Time will tell. 

Having said all that, I'm very excited to see this one through, it might turn out to be quite a show piece if I hang on to my sanity! I'll post an update when I'm done!


  1. The water drops are wild. I don't think I have ever seen a flower painting like it - which is a good thing! What size are you working?

    1. Thanks Zom! This is 70 x 100 cm. I'm not crazy about blending, and with such large blurry petals, it seemed like water drops would give me nice detail to work with, as opposed to just large colour planes.. I didn't really realise just how many drops there were until I started painting though!

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