In this second abstract floral painting, I first painted the background in a pale peach and let it dry thoroughly. Then I used a brush to create orange petals in the top left, center, and bottom right of the canvas. Next, I took a light red to create petals in the top right and lower left.
My goal was to fill almost the whole space with these flowers in a very loose, somewhat overlapping fashion. Once I'd gotten the basic shapes down, I started adding other shades of orange, red, yellow, and white to provide interest, shading, and texture.
To give a sense of leaves and vines in the background, along with some brighter color, I drew with cadmium yellow light, then used a small brush to add permanent light green, and finally drew vines with hookers green. The final step was to draw loose outlines and texturing around the petals and buds with burnt umber.
Abstract Floral Two, 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas.