Tuesday 10 September 2013
Day 11 - Banksia Menziesii
I really enjoyed painting this today. I wanted to stylise it rather than try to be too exact - I'm hoping it will be suitable as a greeting card for my Australiana range (if I do one). I have been using thicker paint in the last few paintings which has helped to loosen up a little. I can feel real improvements in my understanding of how to manipulate the paint just in these last 10 days. It's nice to see tangible benefits from the challenge already.
The reference photo was from a shot I took in May last year of a flowering Banksia Menziesii. For those not accustomed to this beautiful species, I have posted the reference photo below. There are so many different varieties of Banksia and as a genus they are a very iconic Australian flower.