This mornings tutorial did not consist of too much art work discussion, primarily because I have been focusing my attention on a commission over the past couple of days, but I can see a great path for where my studies are headed.
For mothers day, my mother, mom, received a pinky-purple orchid from….I am assuming one of my sisters. Although I am working with a reduced palette, I did not see the harm in having a bit of fun drawing this particular flower, from photographs. Although my mom suggested using some pastels on a black ground, to which I did. I only had oil pastels to my disposal so I just went with what I’d got.
I truly admire artists like Degas, and I feel that at times we can become so absorbed with one media that we forget to branch out to new things. I haven’t ever really used oil pastels before in any tremendous detail anyway, so this was a fun experience. A little more hands on.
I am excited to show you my commission piece once it is finished, as it will be nothing like anything I have ever done before! But I am also excited to carry on with my other flower pieces, these are completely new to me as well.
Now to give a bit of attention to my forever needy puggy.