Nellikur, carnations oil painting

 

I did this painting about a month ago. I have been very interested in painting flowers recently and that interest is growing with every flower study or painting I do. I am trying to go for realism in the flowers in terms of drawing and color, while keeping everything else very loose and abstract. Much of the background is made up by me but I do have a lot of material like different fabrics, twigs and leaves to guide me in my design. I find that I am far less likely to run into trouble if I take the time to design and plan the painting before I start using the brush.

The painting is available through Gallerí Fold in Reykjavík.