5"x7" oil on linen, gallery wrap...framing optional

More Spring!
These lilacs have been sitting on the dining room table

for a few days. Couldn't resist! This was painted Alla Prima...
meaning, all at once. Instead of painting an 'under painting'
in gray tones and values, this was painted from start to finish
at one sitting. Starting with an under painting of sorts, blocking in
large areas of values with local colors. Darks and background
first, building the shapes and values in large areas working
to the lights and details.

In my opinion, the best way to painting a subject that will fade
quickly. If I did a value study in grays, the flowers would be
wilted by the time it was ready to apply the glazes.


Copyright of the artist 2008


Barbara Pask said...

Very very lovely, very appealing in every way. Barb

Debra J.Sepos said...

Thank you so much Barb!

Helen Read said...

Glorious! I can almost smell them!

Debra J.Sepos said...

Thank You! Thank You!
I love your new direction with the gold leaf. Very rich looking, and great texture.