Irises on a White Cloth, oil on panel, 14x11" Available here.

Irises on a White Cloth, oil on panel, 14×11″ Available here.

I painted these from life, but first did a value sketch in Procreate to help me stay within the range of values I chose for the painting. That’s a concept I’ve been pondering: that you can design whatever value range you want for a painting, from mostly light to mostly dark, and then mix the paint colors accordingly. I printed out the Procreate value sketch and put it on my easel for reference as you can see in the work in progress photos below.

Art, Flower Art, Oil Painting
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Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed the images of your process, and the thoughtfulness of approaching this painting. Very inspiring, and efficient!


  2. 🙂 Very pretty! And my favorite color purple.
    Have a very HAPPY weekend 🙂


  3. I’m wondering why you wouldn’t do you value study in watercolor or oil rather than a digital?



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