Step by Step Still Life Floral Process

Notice, no detail till nearly finished.  Start with blocking in main color areas, make sure to cover every inch of the canvas with something.  Also notice you don't have to paint everything in in perfect detail.  We paint how the eye sees.... When you are looking at one specific thing, everything else looses its detail.  I like to pick an area or two where I paint a flower or flowers in well and let the viewer make up the rest with their own eyes.  If I paint one cherry blossom well, the viewer now knows that all those other white, flowery things are cherry blossoms, for example.

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