"Kathryn & the Coreopsis"
oil on canvas
A friend was moving across the US and gave me this frame as he was clearing out his apartment. My wife had just taken some photos with a Coreopsis flower on our front porch and knew I wanted to paint the image and pair it with this frame.
I used the technique of glazing to create this painting. In essence, a small amount of pigment is added to various mediums (I used walnut alkyd here) to create layers through which light has to travel, creating a realistic sensation. These thin layers are painted atop a grisaille, where the values are worked out before pigment is added.
Ya'll, I'm only 2.5 years into painting and I'm absolutely loving it.