Shoot it, Sketch it: Purple

Purple coneflowers, digitally edited photographs – Christchurch, 2003

Purple coneflowers, digitally edited photographs – Christchurch, 2003

I have no idea where my original photographs are but these are the arty versions (created quite a few years ago using Corel Photo-Paint) that inspired the diptych below. How I wish our garden still looked this good!

Purple coneflower diptych  – acrylic on textured card, 205 x 305 mm each, 2014

Purple coneflower diptych – acrylic on textured card, 205 x 305 mm each, 2014

A loose, sketchy style seemed the thing for these two studies. I also used less intense, more natural colours and resisted the urge to define all the edges. In some ways they feel a little unfinished, like a work still in progress, and yet I can’t bring myself to add any more paint.

10 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Purple

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      Hmmm… perhaps I could’ve added more highlights… but the blown-out whites on the petals in the photos seemed too harsh for the paintings. And what is a purple coneflower without the purple? Let’s just say it’s more early morning now than midday : )

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