My first painting from life, and i bit off more than i could chew with this huge subject.
The flowers might not match position exactly as they shifted when i was changing the water (some flowers have opened up more too). The lights changed fast in my west facing kitchen, where i decided to paint (background and flowers painted in morning and photo shown is from afternoon). The leaves are horrible, the values off, they look cartoonish, but there is so much paint deposited there that it is difficult to put any more clean colors (except scraping off and applying freshly; but since I've given up on the painting already, i think i'll keep it as such).
I feel everything was going fine until i started speeding up in the latter half, after painting a bad flower which I thought ruined the whole painting. I believe a smaller subject would have helped, along with a smaller canvas (this was 16"x 20") and also a constant light source (and more patience). My color checker is going to arrive from Geneva fine art tomorrow, but i couldn't wait
(with the flowers wilting in the summer heat).
This painting needs to be butchered with critiques so feel free to comment and suggest.