Art Class Number 3 – sunflowers


This was actually the second painting of the night and I had a lot of trouble with it as my angle on the sunflowers wasn’t what I would have chosen and my attention was more focused on the other one.  Quite like the left hand flower especially the negative painting of the green spiky leaves and the stalk.

WetCanvas October 2012 Challenge


Finished attempt at the October 
wetcanvas challenge

.   Wasn’t really looking forward to this one but it was quite enjoyable in the end.    The scene was quite tricky and I haven’t done it justice but it was fun to do the distant sunlit mountains.   The portion in shade on the left hand side was a bit of a failure but I decided to leave it be.
BTW – the white sections are snow and not, as James helpfully commented, bits that I’ve forgotten to do.

A quick prelim sketch to rough out the lights and darks.

The underwashes which include the finished sky.


We have the start of the sunlit mountains in the background, the midground trees and some forground work.  Leaving to dry so I can finish the foreground.