The lights and darks of the old tile floor are blocked in with a lot of leftover paint. I like to add several different colors to give a feel of the patina on the ancient pavers. A fine liner brush has been used to indicate the curved perspective lines. In the picture above I’m drawing the horizontal lines separating the tiles.
The Sunflowers are painted with my normal sequence: Flower color first, Foliage second. Then the dark centers are placed in the yellow areas and we begin to see the happy flowers appear.
The white Daisies are painted over the dark leaves of the Sunflowers. I have to be very careful to “Lay” the paint on the canvas so none of the dark green underneath is picked up by my brush. I want the whites to remain crisp and clean.
Yellow, orange and red centers complete the Daisies and Petunias fill in the rest of the planter in the right foreground. Please remember, if you would like to see any of these pictures larger just click on the image.
Lavender and California Poppies are the final participants in this Floral Promenade. It’s off to the gallery and hopefully will soon be going to a new collector’s home. Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik