late October and the Camellias ready to bloom
I’m working on refining my process and that’s what Botanical Garden 30… Camellia’s Promise is about. I rarely take the time to fully develop the drawing before starting to paint. In a lot of ways my spontaneity, vision and composition have begun to suffer. The more I feel and understand my subject and how to represent it visually the better, more spontaneous and direct the painting becomes.
It is much easier, once you become intimately familiar with your subject to work with color and value.
I exaggerated the value contrast during the painting but still remained true to the drawing and shapes. Working this way I become more aware of shape.