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It’s strange that time can evaporate so quickly when we are absorbed in tasks that occupy our attention above all other things – I spent two or three hours painting these daisies and roses without noticing that the whole morning was gone. On the left I’ve added a multitude of daisies to augment the nice oranges of the foliage. I’ll add yellow to the white later.

Now the right hand side is beginning to take shape with the addition of this flourish of roses. I’ve started in the same way that I did on the left, with general leafy shapes over greens and oxide red, then the white flower heads, soon to be followed by light grey foliage and stems.

I’ve got to get back to work on the figure again, and I made a gentle gesture towards that today, adding white double headed eagles to his buttons. I have admired Rembrant’s method of painting golden necklaces and rings, and his rendering of golden emboidery for a long time, so here’s my chance to emulate him in a small way, using his technique of putting a glaze of Raw Sienna over a bright impasto white to make it look the paint ├é┬áresemble crusty gold.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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