I have lots of must dos and should dos on my agenda. Too many musts and shoulds can stifle creativity and I really needed to do something just on a whim. On Friday I took out a convex canvas I had kicking about the studio and knew it would be a great match for the heartsease paperweight I had photographed earlier this fall (sometimes you don’t even know you want to paint something until you photograph it). Here’s how it’s coming along.
I love how the paperweight has trapped the flowers in time.
These heartsease ( aka pansies or violas) symbolize thoughts.
Even more than a painting, a paperweight captures a moment.
Printer’s out of ink – I had to access photo from the computer.
I’ve painted in the outlines of the flowers and leaves to establish shapes and flow.
I’ve begun to fill in segments of the flowers and back ground.
I try to develop the reflections to help create the illusion of a glass dome.
Developing richness and detail.
Fine tuning those reflections.