Here's a work in progress.
I'm painting it on aluminum panel First every painting on panel.
I applied an umber ground. When i did that i used a 2" brush and criss-crossed the brush strokes to give it more of a canvas feel.
The size is 20"x16"
It is from a still live in a shadow box
My goal here was to try painting on panel and to do something that is more complicated than before.
The fabric was a lot more difficult than I expected. Lots of subtle shading required.
The flowers are even more difficult than the background and I had to improvise a bit when doing them.
I'm not fully satisfied with the flowers. Too many hard edges and will have to see about value adjustments.
When I did those I matched a set of colors but there is so much variation in the flowers I had to sort of judge by eye and mix colors on the pallet and do some blending.
All comments and suggestions are welcome.
Here's the source and the WIP