Daylily blues

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We are in Autumn here in Gauteng, South Africa. Everywhere you drive you see wild cosmos flowers next to the roads and fields. There is a sense of life and love when you see them. Their pink and white faces always leaves me in awe. In the farm lands Sunflowers smile at you. Stretches of yellowy orange as far as the eye can see.

Seeing the flowers always excite me and make me want to paint flowers. I came across this Daylily. Reference photo by user Bessi found on Pixabay. This is also an acrylic class painting presented by Nolan Clark from Paint Basket. I painted my rendition using oils. I did not follow the online video lesson along. I did see some small bits here and there.

This white Daylily just pop with the blue background. Below you can see what my palette looked like. I always mix batches of the colors I need. I do also make some impromptu mixes, meaning I mix as I go, as I need some in between colors or just a small amount of a specific color.. My go to medium to thin my paints down a little is Linseed oil. I have been using this since I started painting in oils.

The paints used: Titanium White, Payne’s Grey, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Yellow. I use various paint brands as this is only for practice purposes. My brands I used Windsor & Newton Winton, Zelcol (a South African brand) and Van Gogh.

Hope you enjoyed my Daylily adventure. Follow my blog to stay updated on my painting adventures.

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