You can probably tell I’ve been dipping into my new book again by Jean Haines today, with this exercise on painting positive and negative shapes – something I need lots of help and practice with!
I really should finish the Bluebells, but I’ve let it drag on too long and made so much of the background that, unfortunately, I’m a bit unenthusiastic now. I don’t know how I’m going to make the pale flowers stand out against such a busy background – I know, it’s a bit late to realise that now, after spending so long on it.
So I jumped into something else 🙂 This was great fun to do, beautifully explained and simple enough that I was almost able to stop myself fiddling and overworking it while it was drying. I’m very pleased with the results, even though if you look carefully you’ll see I didn’t analyse my subjects properly and we have one Narcissus with too many petals!