Dahlia Flower

Today's painting is inspired by my trip to Seattle last summer and when I visited the Public Market and walked down the rows and rows of flowers. I loved seeing all the flowers, especially dahlias. I never really had a favorite flower until  saw them there. The painting was a good challenge because I used lighter colors than yesterday and there was a lot more layering. Below are pictures of the step-by-step process I took with this painting.

I had to use the white paint a few times to lighten some spots that were over-saturated with red.

I was really excited to start a new painting when I woke up this morning. It's a really good feeling.

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