Saturday, February 12, 2011

Freewheeling Floral

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This is for the WDE at Wet Canvas. Mary was the gracious host.

I was attracted to the elements within this composition.
I first coated the board with black gesso. I started off by indicating the elements subtly and keeping them thin and dark. This served to act as a foundation. The paints were applied thicker and with more color in the next step. Finally, I laid in selected leaves, flowers, and parts of the wheel really thickly for the most impact.
Thanks for taking a look!


Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


  1. This is fantastic, Dean. I love the composition, the colors - everything about it!

  2. Lovely! I really like the composition. Lve the country garden look and feel to it!

  3. dean - This is a gorgeous little painting. I love your style with paint.

  4. Hi Dean, It's been a while since I left a comment. 2011 has been a busy one, so far. I really like what you did with this. Working from dark to light added some great depth to the composition. Great job!


  5. really rich...the perspective is so good--I like everything about it!

  6. Yet another Dean Haven piece that has really captured my heart. This is so beautiful, Dean! Truly stunning.

  7. Oh I LOVE this! I can see I've missed a lot of good painting lately. Well done!


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