Last week I showed you how I paint water over my first layer of pastel to create a textured under-painting. It's nice to have blocks of colours to work from as I build up detail into the painting.
Working back to front, I started re-applying pastel over the back ground of the piece. I find I go back over it to adjust colour as the forground comes to life. I've started with the first cluster of lilacs...
I was so excited to work on the glass jar. I'm not trying to detail each little flower of the lilac cluster, but I am hoping to make the jar believable... this painting is almost more about the jar than the flowers... I love the way the light is pouring into the water.
More lilac flowers. I'm using a variety of colours. Cool purples to warmer purples, blues, pinks, peachy oranges and white. Each little flower looks different depending on how the light is hitting it.
I'm taking these photos with my phone, and I find depending on where I place the painting, the colour changes a bit. I'm almost done. I did go over the background to cool it down with blues. You can see my finished painting here.