This painting was actually started several years ago and I finally got it finished! Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what I did wrong and make the corrections.
One of the artists I most admire is Richard Schmid. In his book Alla Prima, he said that muddy color always turns out to be a color that is an inappropriate temperature– a too cool color within a warm shadow.
I grew these zinnias in the one sunny spot in our front yard this past summer of 2016. This painting is done in acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas.
This cover is a painting of mine of the home place of Luke Peeples, a Bluffton, South Carolina composer . This is Volume II of the Collected Works of Luke Peeples.
This painting was used by the Arkansas Children’s Hospital as a holiday card several years ago.