I thought I was finished but I'll be touching it up tomorrow. I'm going to lower the tree top a little. The pointy top just doesn't work for me. Of course, that means redoing most of the sky. I think I'm going to add a little more roughage in the foreground to suggest dead grass laying down.
The above are the steps I took to create this 12" x 12" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas. I always put the sky first but a lot of artists don't, especially plein air painters. But with acrylic, it drys so fast, it won't mix with other paints like oils would.
The last two look very much alike. When I looked at the next to the last one, the buttercups looked as if they were in a hole, a foggy hole. So I wanted to bring them up by adding more detail.
This painting was done for a fundraiser for the Smith Trahern Mansion in Clarksville. The 2 Rivers Society of Painters is having a show in celebration of the 19th Amendment / Women's Suffrage. They told us to paint anything that celebrates women and / or the Women's Suffrage movement. In Tennessee, the yellow rose or yellow flowers were symbols used during the movement. So I picked buttercups. It's a yellow flower but it's a spring flower which mean new birth, new life. The right to vote did give us a new life, a new beginning for women, one hundred years ago.
If anyone would like to purchase this painting now, a portion of the sale price will be donated to the Tranhern Mansion, just in case Covid 19 interferes with our plans.
I really enjoyed painting this one.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.