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Starting a New Abstract Floral Painting

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I wanted this new abstract floral painting to be able to be paired with the one I just completed, so I painted the whole canvas the same background color, a pale peach. Then I decided to make the actual blossoms in yellow and red.  The red was the same one used in the first floral.

I began with cadmium yellow light, forming the basic petals to cover as much of the canvas as possible from left to right.  I painted the yellow blossoms in the top, center and bottom of the canvas, with two red ones in between. 

In the background, I painted leaves and vines with permanent green light, adding lines in emerald green.  I put highlights in the petals with parchment for the yellow flowers and yellow for the red flowers, making the center buds in orange and dark red. 

I drew lines in Indian yellow and alizarin crimson, then decided to let the painting dry so I could work on it again tomorrow.


    Abstract Floral #6, 10" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

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