Shasta Daisy….

Well my Shasta Daisy is coming along although I haven’t started on the actual flower yet.  The bright dappled sunlight in the background should make the petals pop once it’s done but I think I will complete the background totally first.  I’m using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils in the following colors for the background:

Black, Dark Sepia, Cool Grey VI, Cool Grey III, Light Chrome Yellow, Green Gold, Light Cad Yellow and quite a variety of greens – Leaf Green, Pine Green, Emerald Green, Permanent Green, Chrome Oxide Green Deep Cobalt Green, Hookers Green and Dark Phtalo Green.

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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso

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5 Comments on “Shasta Daisy….

  1. I love when my watercolors begin to look like life. I love that you shared your beginnings with us. ~amy

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  2. Thank you Amy for commenting. I always appreciate the feedback I get. By the way, I was taking a look at your website and it’s awesome. I especially like the floral photos but I noticed that you have some lovely models. One of them, the redhead reminds me of my daughter. She is also a photographer. Question for you. Have you ever considered selling some of your photos to be used for artwork. I noticed some images that I’d love to paint. I usually take my own photos for references for my art but I sometimes will buy an online stock photo or two.

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  3. I would sell anything to anyone who wants it. Or you could just take them off the blog…although the quality isn’t so great. I am very flattered by you asking me & wanting to paint some. I watercolor my photographs, too. The redhead belongs to me, she is off to college this fall…we are lucky to have redheads! ~amy

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  4. They certainly look great Amy. When I said the one reminds me of my daughter – she is a redhead too. I have a grandson with adorable red curls. We are lucky to have the gingers as my daughter calls them.

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  5. Yes, I’ve never heard the term Ginger for redheads until my Ginger daughter informed me as to how address a redhead from now on. At first i wasn’t that thrilled, but now i love the name. Lucky for you to have a ginger grandson! ~amy

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