This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Lin was the gracious hostess.
I decided on the flowers. Actually, I used the reference as a springboard to get the painting started. From there on, I stopped looking at the photo and just developed it by playing with color and using the painting knife. A lot of fun.
I first applied black gesso...love that stuff!
I came up with a term which is completely my own invention! It's "artful departure". Ain't that a beaut??? It means don't let the subject source, whether real life or photo, get in the way of creating a painting. I think the duty of an artist is to create rather than replicate. But then, that's just my humble opinion.
C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting.
Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
Psalm 4:2 "How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ?"