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18"x24" Oil on stretched canvas
These flowers are but a few I have for students to draw and/or paint from. As I was putting things away after a class, I was mesmerized by the light shining on these two and the sharp shadows to the left of where they were sitting.
I grabbed my camera and started shooting away....hoping it would capture the intense lighting I was witnessing in front of me. (I didn't have time to break out brush and paints.) I was happy when I got home and downloaded the images, printed them off and voila.....here's one composition of the scene I plan to paint several versions of.
The paint was still wet when I took this picture. I tried my best to not get reflected light bouncing off the canvas. Where there's a will, there's a way right? Rigbt!