With my babysitting over, and the heat outside reaching the real feel temperature of 110F, I planned on staying in with the air conditioning on and painting. Since I've been pushing myself to work from photographs lately, I looked through some of the latest and decided to keep going with the sunflowers.
Twenty minutes at a time was my plan. I thought I would work on this for the allotted time and stop. I sketched in the composition and went in with paint as you can see here.
Another twenty minutes later and I'm at this not quite done stage. I tried to walk away from painting rather than look at it with a critical eye. I see way too much in photos so this is hard work for me.
|Sunflowers on the Table (c)2011 Dora Sislian Themelis|
12x16 Watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper
This is the finished painting. I have thoughts on this that I will not air out loud. I will leave the critique to you readers. Sometimes I think I should stop painting all together at the first twenty minutes, but that's just my opinion.