Mum's the Word, 6"x6", oil on panel
The friendly yellow mums needed another chance, so I pulled out another black gessoed panel. Since I broke off one of the stems and my little green bottle was handy, the bottle got to appear in another painting. I can see myself going in circles here....
Lots of knife work in this one. Flowers with many petals like to be painted with a knife, so I am not going to argue. I'm not sure about the dark background with the dark leaves. I was thinking about Edgar Payne's "two-thirds dark and one-third light or two-thirds light and one-third dark" rule; I may have gotten carried away.
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