oil painting doodles – further leaf studies…

colours brightened

colours brightened

darker outlining

darker outlining

further leaf brightness and background enhancement

further leaf brightness and background enhancement

So, I was in the mood to push these little leaf studies a bit further. I wanted more warmth and summer brightness so I started by adding a lot more yellow and green. Then, more definition seemed called for… The outlining was deliberately too extreme but gave me something to paint towards. So, the (for now) final versions have been resoftened somewhat and both the leaves and background given more colour.

paintings (cc) Hilary Farmer 2014

 

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4 Responses to “oil painting doodles – further leaf studies…”

  1. Beautiful improvements. It’s beginning to feel like a painting by you.

  2. Lovely feeling and color in these.

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