"KALEIDOSCOPE," 10133, daily painter textured poppy floral original © Carol Nelson Fine Art
I took a few shots of this painting in progress so you could get an idea of the process. The first step (not shown) was to put on the texture by sculpting the petals using acrylic modeling paste.
The under painting on the background shows through in the final painting in varying degrees. You can see if you click on the finished painting to enlarge it, that my brush work is loose. I'm not trying to "stay inside the lines." I think it adds to the visual interest when there is movement and suggested forms.
Notice too, how the flower forms overlap one another, leaving varied and interesting negative space. Students often have a tendency to paint individual flowers that don't touch one another, ending with a stiff, unnatural arrangement.
This large 36x24 acrylic on canvas painting is available. Please click here to go to my website for purchase information.