Some shameless self promotion today : ) I posted a new 11 x 14 inch painting yesterday. I used some reference photos of daisies taken back in July.
I was cutting back the very last of the daisies a few weeks ago and thought i'd like to capture them in all their summer glory.
I decided on painting a faux denim background to bring a nice country summery feel to the painting. I got so involved in painting the denim look that I forgot to take a few photos. I started with a light blue background and then dragged a loose mixture of navy blue across the canvas. I ended up with a bit of a plaid look which I liked. After it dried, I lightly sanded the whole surface with sandpaper to give it a distressed look. I painted a spray of daisies and a bit of vines to finish the look. Here it is:
And that's a peek behind my easel. : )