Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Stargazer in the Sun" (oil on linen; 7" x 7")

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I am used to seeing the spectacularly beautiful and fragrant oriental lily, "Stargazer", at the florist shop.  So I was delighted to come across a lone stargazer blooming in a garden park.  The sun was in the perfect angle to enhance its sinuous form.  I think I made the right decision to leave the rich dark green transparent background untouched.  The flower pops out, don't you think?

The transparent underpainting.

I decided to leave the dark green background more or less untouched in this painting.

Here I am mostly done with the opaque layers; I started adding some dark dots on petals.

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