I am so excited to share my Day 5 painting with you all because after struggling the past couple days with the palette knife, I feel like I finally have a painting worthy of sharing.
Floral Tea 8x10 oil on canvas sheet
You guys, I really needed this day. I'm feeling encouraged like, "Hey, maybe I can do this." I decided to take a different approach with today's painting, and I put together a still life that had more going on than just a close up of tulips. This is what I needed to help me get my focus off of the small details and onto the painting as a whole.
I did a lot of squinting (I may or may not still be squinting, haha) and focusing on shape and values. I didn't worry about every petal of the flowers or vein in the leaves. It felt so free, and in return I have a loose painterly still life that I'm pretty happy with.
Ahhh...I can't wait for tomorrow!