This month our meeting was to feature a talk and demonstration on painting the flowers we all love. Unfortunately our speaker had to cancel at the last minute … but we still had our talk because Glenys Lawson stepped into the breach. Her enthusiasm (and commentary) was infectious.
She had set out an easel, some paints – including some test pots from Wilko, because, as she said, she will paint with anything. Acrylics in this case, as she had a painting to finish in 45 minutes. And talk about the process at the same time.
She had already prepared an outline of some irises:
Which she then proceeded to fill in, gradually working on the background, building up the layers and working hard at getting the colours of the irises right (difficult in the lighting of the hall),
Here’s the process:
and the (almost) finished painting: