In the Pink
5" x 7" oil on masonite
For a private workshop this week I looked through my reference images for something different, yet not too challenging, for painting. I don't often paint flowers but with Easter/Spring in the air, I thought a tulip might fit the bill. And it did. The individual who I was teaching had not painted anything previously and never used a palette knife but did a fabulous job with her first painting of a tulip as you can see in the image below.
Its interesting to see how different people approach painting, especially those not influenced by previous painting experience. Some have a natural ability to see colours and shapes, while others struggle with that observation. Practice, of course, brings the training of eye/hand that helps with seeing shapes and judging colours. Each person brings their own unique vision and painting style to a piece and its wonderful watching it unfold.
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