Fearless Friday, Wild Flower Field

 

Last week we talked about the similarities between cooking and painting

I shared my Recipe for a Painting

and the preparations I do to get started

 

 

 

 

Today, let’s paint!

 

 

 

 

I started with the sky, using a light application of white

letting the red come through producing a sunset like glow

Then I blended in pale blue establishing the horizon line

 

 

 

 

Using a large flat brush, I loaded it with ultramarine blue and mixed greens

I painted hills and large areas where the tree groupings would be

Then I added yellow to the same brush and painted the sunlit area of the meadow

Blending as I brought it forward to the center of the painting

 

 

 

 

 

Next I painted the bottom edge of the canvas, where the meadow will be the lightest

I added a touch of turquoise blue for interest

A bit of unexpected color can add interest and draw the eye forward

 

 

 

 

Then I continued adding blues, greens and yellows

blending the two areas together and filling out the tree shapes

 

 

 

 

I began adding the grasses with short quick strokes

 

 

 

 

Gradually lengthening the strokes creates depth

 

 

 

 

I used fairly dry strokes for the grasses to give them texture

 

 

 

 

 

After the grass was dry I started the flowers

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers centers with raw umber and raw sienna

 

 

 

 

Sunflower petals painted with a brush loaded with Cad yellow medium and Cad orange

Daisy centers of yellow

 

 

 

 

White petals make dancing daisies

 

 

 

 

 

A red poppy and blue field flowers, smaller as they recede in the distance

 

 

 

 

Towards the end of a painting I tend to get pretty involved and forget to take pictures

 

 

 

 

I added more fantasy field flowers and declared it finished

 

 

 

 

“Sally’s Wild Flower Field” acrylic on a 36 inch x 36 inch gallery wrapped canvas

 

 

 

Happy painting…

Be Fearless!

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

Sunday’s Best Linkup

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34 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Wild Flower Field”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Gosh I love seeing your process and the end result is fantastic!

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  2. Jenna, I love your wildflower field. What a creative talent you are, if only I could paint. Enjoy your rainy day!

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  3. I was wondering how this project was going! Beautifully — very nice indeed!

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  4. Rosie M. says:

    Bravo, Jenna! Simply put, you are an amazing artist. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

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  5. Glenda Swinford says:

    Beautiful, I enjoy your blog.

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  6. Michelle says:

    This is so pretty! I love watching you paint. 💕

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  7. Sally H Clem says:

    Jenna! I love it! Your narration draws me in. Thank you so much!

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  8. Jenna, it’s beautiful! I love the watching the process, too!

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  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    WOWZA!! Your painting turned out AMAZING Jenna!! 🎨👍 I enjoyed seeing your progress photos… I imagine your friend is thrilled!! 🌼

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  10. This is so beautiful! I love watching the process.

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  11. Laura Kate says:

    Thank you for sharing your process. I understand how it takes extra time and effort to document at the same time that you paint.

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  12. pattyanneart says:

    Fabulous, Jenna!!! 💚🌼🌻
    I’ll bet your friend loved it.
    It’s so fun seeing your process and watching your painting come to life. 😊❤️

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  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    What an adventure, watching each of your steps come to life in this beautiful painting! Wow! It is really pretty!

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  14. Mary says:

    Love seeing your steps and painting come to life Jenna! I know Sally must be thrilled with her wildflowers. ♥

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  15. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna, I loved seeing how you begin and progress in your painting. I’m sure that Sally is thrilled with her most lovely focal point in her bedroom! The painting is stunning!

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  16. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  17. Pam says:

    How beautiful!! Thanks for taking us through the process. I’ve featured it at Thursday Favorite Things today. Thanks for sharing!

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