Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Zinnias in White Pitcher

Zinnias in White Pitcher
6x6 oil on RayMar panel

30 in 30 challenge
What was I thinking! My theme was to create still lifes using the objects I've collected at flea markets and yard sales. Well maybe the reason I haven't painted them is that I didn't want to! They didn't quite fit or didn't call out to me.  Yesterday's painting was a struggle, I still might wipe it out.  For today I wanted something fun so I went back to my zinnias.  I have included my process steps.
    Quick sketch on gray paper with armature lines

oil sketch using ochre

initial thin block-in


stopping to evaluate


  1. Love your handling of these zinnias! I've tried them and they're not as easy as you make it look.

  2. Thanks for showing the progression of this one. You know I always admire your zinnias, so seeing the process is a great education.

  3. Superbe!
    Thanks for showing the steps.

  4. Lovely, Sandra! So warm and rich! Just love it!