The Suggestion of Foxgloves (Painting in Progress)

There are more nights until it’s Christmas than there are until the days start getting longer again, but it will still be a long wait until the snowdrops emerge, followed by daffodils heralding spring. But that’s no reason for there not to be flowers on my easel.

My current painting-in-progress has white daisies, the suggestion of foxgloves, and an abundance of colour. (The in-house art critic used the word “tropical” at one point.) It was started on top of another abandoned daisy painting that had a layer of dark painted over it a few months ago when I decided it really wasn’t going where I wished and couldn’t be rescued. As I started this new painting the old daisies loomed beneath, but gradually they disappeared into the depths.

Four steps in a flower painting-in-progress by Marion Boddy-Evans Scotland Art

These two detail photos were taken after another round of painting from the photos above. I stopped to let everything dry overnight, and next need to assess the tonal contrast as well as see if there any inadvertent/unwanted pattern has crept in. (The painting is 100x100cm.)

Detail from painting in progress: daisies Marion BOddy-Evans Scotland artist Modern Impressionist

Detail from painting in progress: daisies Marion BOddy-Evans Scotland artist Modern Impressionist

2 Replies to “The Suggestion of Foxgloves (Painting in Progress)”

  1. In the south, there are definite times and seasons for most flowers. In the early spring anemony’s, followed by primrose, then bluebells the the early orchids and a Miriad of other different coloured flowers. So you could just choose an appropriate colour and ‘go for it’. I like the choice of colours in Marion’s pictures.

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