Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“3 Peonies” — in-progress underpainting by Paul Baldassini

“A miracle is what seems impossible but happens anyway” — Griffin the Archanan from Men In Black 3

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This is a posting of a new work in-progress entitled “3 Peonies”. It is the 2nd painting in a series of botanical subjects of which I am very excited about.  These flowers are from my own garden. They are beautiful giant pink and white peonies and make fantastic cut flowers.  After styling them just so, I shot them on my tabletop in morning light entering from the left. As always, compositional tweaks, color and tone adjustments, shadow and highlight adjustments and cropping were done in Photoshop.  Reference material was 12 x 18 high-resolution color print.

Presented here is the underpainting grisaille completed in my usual style using Sennelier Quinacridone Magenta.  Size is 32 x 24 inches.