I'm working on a 16x20 canvas and using oil paints. The subject of this piece is a deadly nightshade in the Datura family - I believe it's known as Angel's Trumpet. This wasn't my original plan, I was going to paint the frosty white bloom of the Jimson weed. I had seen them before and I know they open as the sun sets, that certain twilight light makes for some lovely colours on the petals. In my search for images I came across the swooning elegance of Angel's Trumpet and my selection was made.
below are the pics of my process and progress. Enjoy:
|I print out the image "tiled" onto several pieces of paper.|
I tape them together and rub dark conte crayon over the back side.
|You can see the light markings on the canvas where the conte|
has rubbed off where I've traced over the design
|And here I have begun to block the paint in|