This piece is 11x17 and provided many opportunities for a steep learning curve. Ariel was masterful in her explanation of how to layer the glazes of color and she also taught me how to paint negative space (painting the area around an object rather than the object itself.) I gave the impression of background foliage using negative space painting.
Here are a few more close up shots.
This painting will be framed and hung in the Student's Art show at Liberty Town Arts Center in Fredericksburg, in January.
Here is my second painting.
This piece is a bit smaller, only 8x10. We used salt in the center of the flower to achieve all of that wonderful texture that I love so much. I felt such confidence while a worked on this painting and I will be continueing to take classes with Ariel!