The Artist Magazine June issue has an interesting article by Carol Baker entitled 'Interesting Foregrounds' which caught my eye. Normally I'll just take ideas and store them mentally but decided to leap right in on this one.
So, condensed down...
Stage 1 - thick gel paste pallete knived on to strandy peaks.
Stage 2 - scrubble in some background colour
Stage 3 - highlight the ridges of the peaks to form stalks
Stage 4 - splatter the flowers
The article has some extra steps and goes into greater depth.
My result, like 90% of the painting I do.... not happy!
Stop applying so many thick layers over each other and glaze lighter otherwise..... mud!!!!
C&c always welcome.
Cheers and happy painting,