Day 16


Oil on linen, 5x4

Attempted to paint a flower for the first time, alla prima, and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I realised how something as simple as one flower it so beautiful to try to paint...and by no means simple. The beauty is in capturing all the colors, form and essence of what you paint in as minimal / few brushstrokes as possible. I definitely want to get to that point.

I also realised why so many great artists talk about the joy of painting from life. It is so different from painting from photos. I now do think that it is a must to paint from life ( for those trying to capture stuff in a representational manner that is) to balance painting from photos. It only enhances the process overall.