When a friend brings an artist flowers there is no telling how much enjoyment they'll receive. Most mornings I try to do a little yoga and stretch this body out, but this morning's stretch was quite different. I stepped away from the yoga mat and away from the studio. Time to set the easel up right in the dining room where the morning sun bathed the cad red and whites. It was so delicious to look at, I didn't even stop to eat.
My goal for this stretch was to mix colors without over mixing. I did this by mixing a large pile of local color (red shown here) and warming some, lightening some, cooling and darkening. Rather than drawing each flower, I looked for
large shapes and within these shapes varied temp and value.
I continued this process and then added contrasting color spots in selected
areas looking for a vibrant living feel. I like where I ended
but also see things I would like to try a little different.
Now that my yoga mornings have competition,
I will have to start alternating stretch the body,
stretch the creativity... and always look to stretch the soul.