8" X 10" canvas board
After my first lesson I decided to make another stab at painting flowers. I felt much better about this painting. I didn't feel as rushed to "get 'er done" so I enjoyed the process more.
Inspiration: sunflowers from our garden:
What I think I learned:
- Acrylic paints dry darker than they appear when they are wet.
- Next time I will paint the entire canvas with the background color, then I'll trace my subject, or sketch it on the canvas.
- I like the shadows in the sunflower centers, but my image just doesn't 'pop' like the original; is it my darker, more orange colors? or is it because there is less contrast between the background and the flowers?