Oh Zinnias, I just can't stop painting them- they always inspire me and here I am painting another! I love these chartreuse ones paired with Black & Blue Salvia-I just ADORE that color combination! This painting is from a series of reference photos I took a couple of years ago for my "Green with Envy" painting but there were so many photos I wanted to use them again, here.
Here's my reference; so you can see the blues
And here's the first painting I did from these photos:
why, but I did and thus, struggled with it- first it was white, and then yellow (a brighter yellow) and then gray and then white again until I finally laid in this soft yellow......for what ever reason, the background is usually the hardest part of any painting I do....weird, right?
This week, I had no time to do anything for Inspiration Avenue, but the emails have been pouring in all week from folks who did create something for the theme, "Celestial" -be sure to pop over there to see- as always, it's sure to be a gorgeous collection full of diversity and beauty!
For now, cheers!