Thursday, 6-27-2019 X-post oils forum (daily painting thread)
The cereus bloomed last night. I had a paperboard and supplies prepared and was out a little before 6AM.
I'm including a photo of the bud taken last night, the "Queen of the Night" when I arrived and upon finishing, as well as the painting.
The gray background represents the block wall that kept the sun off the flower until I was close to finishing.
I did attempt to differentiate the white petals more, but maybe could do more even though this is alla prima. C&C welcome. I don't often do flowers, so all suggestions are welcome.
Oil on paperboard, about 6" x 8"
the bud. This was taken about 5:30 PM June 26, 2019. It opened late in the night.
This is as I saw it Shortly before 6 AM 6-27. That orange glow over the wall is the sunglow in the sky. You may recognize the tree crown that seems to give the upper part of the cereus a hairdo--that's the crown from a few days ago.
This is the model:
This is the flower as I finished: notice the color changes in the petals.
C&C welcomed, thanks for looking!