I was looking forward to painting this zinnia because of all the different pink hues and especially the brown faded splotches! I figured best to just work my way from one corner to the next especially so not to get my hands in wet paint and make smears.... But this beautiful flower made me decide to allow zinnias of different colors to start fading. That seems to make for much more interesting painting!...
|More on the base layer....|
|Here I start to add deeper and brighter layers on each petal. Still usually wet on wet technique.|
|At least two or three layers of paint on each petal now. I'm loving all these different color mixes I'm using!|
Finished work.... I'm definitely looking forward to more "faded zinnia" painting! But I hope to practice more on the really dark brownish black "crinkly" bits.