|Original state, then titled "Rock Garden Phlox"|
I am feeling better. Yeah! Yesterday I cleaned up my studio, then went through my photo stash looking for inspiring pictures for about two hours. My stamina wasn't yet quite up to speed unfortunately, so I took a rest and decided to work on an old painting instead of starting from scratch.
"Rock Garden Phlox" is a year-old painting, which I once thought was one of the best florals I have ever done. Well, that was then. The tiny florets of the phlox, which I had found blooming at the rock garden at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, VA, were actually cool pink, not warm pink as in the original state. I wanted more paint on the painting. After all, these things are called oil paintings, not oil washes, right? I also thought that I could strengthen the feeling of light striking a few petals and dead stems here and there.
So I got to work. An hour and a half later, I came up with "Pink Phlox." What do you think?