“Taking Shape” suggested itself to me as a title for this post, because for this painting that is what I did. Gazing at a reference photo I’d taken out in the field, I lifted out shapes of leaves surrounding the coneflowers. I flattened them and layered them and played with their color. Finally, I invited some coneflowers in to dance and skip across the canvas.
Painting this way was so much harder than you’d think it would be, but it was fun and now I want to do more.