“Marguerites II”

Marguerites II

Oil on board 8″x10″

One more flower painting before I go back to portraits.

This series of still lifes is me exploring the mechanics of putting on paint. How far can I push the paint before losing the subject? How can I paint light rather than a thing?

One thing I need to drop is the reliance on the brush to make a brush mark. That might not make sense but…

I mean to paint the shape and size of a bit of the object in front of me and the chances that, in reality, it looks like a brush mark are slim. So how to paint that with a brush? That’s the thing I am struggling with. You can see the petals are too obviously brush marks with the width of a particular size of brush. Oh, the struggles!