In class last week I did # 3. It is about 5 x 10, very long and slender with warm tones playing off of the green of the flower stem and highlights. Oil on gessoed watercolor paper. Now if I wish to frame it, I have to glue it onto other paper. I am experimenting with size before I glue. Mostly brush work with little touches of palette knife.
# 4 is a 6 x 6 board, studying all the colors and shapes in the calla lily. Amazing what colors one can see in a flower. I used to think these flowers were white!
# 5 is also 6 x 6 on a board and way too flat. Where are the values?
#5 revisited, after looking at it and working on #s 6 through 8. Back to # 5 and put in some darks. So much better. Not best, not a favorite but finally some values.
# 6 and still 6 x 6 on a board. I love the pattern of the flowers as they travel a path through the painting. There were only a few darks, but so important.
# 7 , 6 x 6 done with Carol Marine's challenge in mind. One color per stroke, squint, step back. Sounds easy and is not! Colors are great.
# 8 is also 6 x 6 and done with the one stroke per color challenge in mind. Not as successful but a great exercise!