A continually growing collection of small realist oil paintings by Michael William
Sunday, July 17, 2016
White Meadowsweet (no.136)
8" x 8" x 3/4", oil on linen mounted to masonite panel
I love painting large masses of white flowers and these kept catching my eye every time I walked past them in our backyard. The subtle tonal shifts and slightly off-white coloring of the petals were the things I prioritized, and I tried to stay cognizant of the shift between cool to warm light going from left to right. It was also interesting to try this new surface - the uneven weave of the linen adding texture and making the edges a bit rougher.