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Friday, June 26, 2020

Immersed in Daisies

I Might Have Been Drowning in Daisies.

I like working in a series because it forces me to study one subject deeply.  Do it over and over and create
 muscle memory with the brush.

That's exactly what I did recently with daisies. 

First there's the prep work.  
I got a lot of canvases ready to paint by creating a grey using ultramarine blue and orange and white.  
 You can see the streaks in the canvases.
I don't like having a background with a solid color.
This always adds movement and depth to a painting.
Even if my painting covers every inch of the canvas,
I like to start this way.


Next came some warm up practice
 painting daisies in every direction.

Then it was time to get down to business.

I love painting daisies in Mason jars.
I love the blue and the white.  

I started out with 5" x 7" canvas panels.
It seems like it's easier to go from small to large than from large to small.


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These are in the Community Art Center in
Vevay, Indiana.

Then things began to get a little crazy.


This is 12" x 12" 
Is currently at The Community Art Center
in Vevay, Indiana.


This was an 8" x 10" on a stretched canvas
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This was a 16" x 20" on a stretched canvas.
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The next 3 paintings are all going to 
The Community Art Center in Vevay, Indiana today.

 16" x 20" On a stretched canvas

 This is an 11" x 14  on a stretched canvas.

 This is a 16" x 20" on a stretched canvas
and I needed to add some zinnias and echinacea into the mix.

This was 20" x 20" gallery wrap canvas.
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Here's a short video giving you a closer look at the group.

This is a group shot of most of the paintings I did in this crazy experiment, but not all.  

They were evidently popular with others as well as myself,
because many of them found forever homes.  

The main thing about painting this way is you learn so much
and your hand no longer has to think so hard about what to do next.  

I have a free daisy painting class on my website.

Follow the link below and sign up 
to take this totally free class.
Then you can begin your own crazy love affair with daisies. 

Click HERE to sign up for the FREE
Daisy Painting Class. 

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.