PAINTING EUCALYPTUS FLOWERS IN THE WETLANDS
PAINTING EUCALYPTUS FLOWERS – MY INSPIRATION
Painting Eucalyptus flowers was produced after spending some time in the Salisbury wetlands north of Adelaide, South Australia.
MY APPROACH TO PAINTING EUCALYTUS FLOWERS
Firstly a rough drawing was produced to work out the composition. The canvas was then painted in red and orange acrylic paint. The placement of these colours depended upon where I wanted to place my eucalyptus flowers. As an example, using the law of opposites, I painted red where the final colour was to be green. Some of the green will peek through, giving an uplifting contrast.
Colour is my passion. I particularly wanted to feature these beautiful blues and greens. Also to contrast the red/yellow of the flowers.
Impasto oil paint is first applied with a spatula. Later areas are painted refined with a brush.
SELECTION OF PAINTING SUBJECTS?
Painting what is around me at a particular time is my preference. If I’ve been to the countryside, or I’ve been given a bunch of flowers. Then I am inspired by this event.