This EMBRYO is another of the auctions in my Provence suite. Planning started out with the small thumbnail sketch at the top. My original idea didn’t quite do it for me so I made another drawing below the first. I like the basket of Lavender nestled in between the pot of Sunflowers and the ones on the table in the second composition much, much better.
So…..let’s get started at the easel. As usual the basic outline is drawn up on the canvas with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash. Then the background is painted around the main elements.
Painting the basket is fun. The entire shape is blocked in first with a dark shade of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. I come back with lighter shades of the same mix to indicate the woven sides and rim of the basket.
The mass of yellows, golds and reds of the Sunflowers is now painted. I let the various colors jumble together to give the flowers extra depth and texture. You can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.
Going to the outdoor markets in Provence is so much fun; Sunflowers and Lavender are everywhere. When you walk close to the displays of Lavender the aroma is delightful. Jack and I think this wonderful scent should be called the Fragrance of Provence. Let this little EMBRYO bring drifts of that relaxing fragrance to float gently through your home.
Fragrance of Provence is one in a suite of four Provence themed EMBRYOS. They measure 6″ x 6″ and you don’t have to worry about doing any framing, the sides are finished and they’re ready to hang.
Here’s a photo of the grouping of 4 Embryos so you can see how they look. Bring the beauty of Provence to your home. The auctions are staggered 7 minutes apart so you can win all four Original Oil Paintings to hang on your wall. AND…..If you win the ENTIRE Suite of Provence EMBRYOS we will give you FREE SHIPPING!
Happy bidding! HUGS,