A few more hours work all over the painting darkening the background layers and working on the Tulips. I’m not going to go photorealistic this time. The background will be very impressionistic so as not to draw attention from the flowers. Plus, this painting will be hanging outside in all weather for a week so I don’t want to put in a whole lot of work in case it gets ruined. It will be varnished but it will have to contend with the weather, insects, animals, and maybe even vandals. I hope to be finished the painting this week. I have others waiting in line to be done also with deadlines.
The photo has a bluish tint again that’s not there in real life.