I passed by these lovely hibiscus flowers every day on my vacation in Cape Cod. While painting I noticed that I was creating the look of a pastel (chalk) with my oil paints. So, I made sure to keep that look.
I've been enjoying working with orange and decided to make a painting about orange. So, there are all different oranges here, dark and light, opaque and transparent. And then there is the kick with the complement colors. This orange hibiscus is a bright beacon floating in a sea of dark blue-purple.
I am close to being done with this painting so I thought I would share it. I love these orange tulips. They glow!
9 X 12 Palette Knife Painting on Archival Linen Panel
This is a painting sketch for a larger one. I wanted to paint tulips and bought them while they were all wrapped up. when I got them home, I realized they were the frilly, double ones, almost like roses. So, they will be more challenging. They are pretty though.