NOW you can see where this sunflower blossom is headed... it is actually beginning to look like something! I've done the background, and have put a few glazes on most of the leaves and stem. Now it is a matter of finishing those and creating more contrast in the petals as well as highlights. This is the stage I begin to get excited. This is the point where the potential for the painting is pretty clear - and I am really liking this blossom!
You might think that I used black paint for the background, but I hardly ever use black out of a tube except to finish the edges of a painting for hanging without a frame. Nope - this "black" is a combination of red, blue and green - mixing until it was the depth of color I needed to set off the yellows and oranges of the sunflower petals.
The next posting of this painting should be the finished product. Check back on Friday to see it completed. :-)