Saturday, May 29, 2010

black eyes are a good thing

Rudbeckia

With all the rainy days we've had, maybe it's time to make my own sunny spots. Black eyed susans remind me of bright, hot, lazy, summer days!
In case you're curious, this is how it went...










































4 comments:

Carol Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely, Lee. Thanks for showing the progression. Did you have masking over the flowers until the background was completely finsihed? Hope you don't mind me asking. Was just wondering how you got the flowers so bright without having those spots all over them.
There is just so much to learn.....
Have a safe Memorial Day.

Lee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Carol!
If I'm doing the background first and i want it to be dark in places, I mask the things I want to keep light. The flowers were all masked.
Some how I missed taking the first picture...all white with Grumbacher's Miskit.

Have a Great Holiday weekend! Enjoy and B safe ;)

Adventures in Art said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely! I like to see the steps you used for the background, very interesting. I always struggle with those.

Pam of Always Artistic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow Lee, these progress shots are terrific! These flowers are gorgeous!