This is my Paddle Plant. Also known as a Flapjack It is a succulent, with thick leaves. I will be painting this again, from a side view. Some of the larger leaves curve downward. That is supposed to be a bad sign, but they are healthy. The leaf edges often turn red in winter. Mine have not.
Whew! I finished. Not sure if I pulled it off, but I had fun in the process. Values kick my butt every time. I painted the soil, brownish with details. But it was distracting. And the background was lighter, with multiple tones and some really cool blooms. Those were distracting as well.
Thinking of going back in and lifting the background. then adding the color of the table in the reference photo. What do you think?
My first thought – that’s different for Sheila! Second thought – very cool. I rather like the dark background it makes the leaves stand out more than a lighter one. Nice piece Sheila.
Different – Awesome Val! 🙂 Very cool. That works too. Hahaha 🙂 Glad you like it 🙂 Thanks for letting me see it through your eyes 🙂
I like what you did! I think you got the essence of the thing. I like the perspective.
Poking at stuff often backfires for me. I think I might try to show that inner dish with white ink if it was me. Then I’d be mad when I screwed it up! lol
You are a mind reader Dave 😮 I thought about showing some of the cut-out details on the pot, but feared I would screw it up. Haha. 🙂
“The leaf edges often turn red in winter. Mine have not,” you say. Oh, but they could! Those red edges are but a paint stroke away! Love the strong quiet presence of this piece
Ha ha ha. True Dotty. 🙂 Thank you 🙂