Insights: Floral Oil Painting (Update 3/29/23)

I find myself becoming more involved with my fine artist side in the recent years! There are a number of reasons for this transition, but mainly because it is a creative release!

Graphic artist and fine artist intertwine the foundations of art, and it is amazing what I have witnessed in my work by doing so. What I learn from one; develops the other! It is just a different avenue of medium, but the valuable information and skill that I grasp is a great crossover!

I wanted to share the progression of floral oil painting that I am working on from start and hopefully to finish. Just for the fun of it!

These pics are just quick captures on my iPhone.

Early July – The idea comes from a photo that I took a while ago with my iPhone camera. I believe it was a bouquet of flowers.
Early July – Before I begin the actually oil painting, I like to sketch out the various components of the overall painting.
7/15/22 – Blocking in colors.
7/20/22 – Putting in some of the background elements.
7/29/22 – Working my way around the canvas.
8/21/22 – Working on the top of the canvas and adding more details and dimension.

8/29/22 – I start blending colors and adding details. Now, I am going to let my oil painting rest for a bit.
11/2/22 – My painting is semi-day and I can start to paint again.
11/13/22 – I am trying to establish a better coloring in the flowers and working on the centers of flowers.
11/20/22 – I am adding definition in the petals by adding in the white areas in the petals.
11/23/22 – Work continues. I will need to let painting dry a bit before I can start up again.
12/24/22 – It has been about a month in the drying process. I am adding details into the sunflower and more depth into the flowers.
1/24/23 – It has been about a month for the drying process. I am really concentrating on the centers of the flowers and building up a tactile feel. Also adding depth into the petals.
1/25/23 – Work continues.
1/29/23 – Added in more background elements. I am continuing to work on flowers adding in details.

3/13/23 – Working on the smaller flowers and background area.

3/28/23 – Details, details, details!

As work continues, it is so interesting to see the transformation from the beginning to where it is now.

Between the drying process of the floral painting, I usually have other oil painting projects going on simultaneously. So time isn’t wasted and because it gives me such personal fulfillment.

Currently, I am working on a sunset oil painting.

Unfinished Oil Painting

I have started a Christmas themed painting as well.

Unfinished Oil Painting

Please check back as I add more progress pictures until the final floral oil painting is revealed.