64 | yellow mum (sold)
A patron of DPW asked me to try out a yellow mum during my floral explorations. To be honest, I had always ignored flowers like these because the sheer number of petals made me nervous. However, as I began the painting, I started to see the blurred lines. I focused on the basic shape of the whole flower and incorporated petal-like structures within it using shadow and light. When I stopped concerning myself with each individual petal it became about showing the relative lightness and darkness within the flower... and it was quite enjoyable!
Currently listening to "Forever Cold" by Smooth Hound Smith.