Magnolia

magnolia

Acrylic on boxed canvas; 30 cm x 30 cm

Blog Post 88

This was my first painting for 2019–an upward view of Magnolia flowers. I  painted this to apply one thing I learned from Yuko Nagayama’s advice: ‘You can paint shadows without using black.’ I attended Yuko’s demonstration painting on January 5, 2015, from 10:00 a. m.- to 4:00 p. m., @Warehouse 8, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, through the event planner: des_ art room @Instagram).

How did I paint the dark branches and sepals? By mixing yellow and black. Shadows of petals were done in three to four tones of mixed red, blue, white, and sometimes, raw Sienna.

I did this painting in one afternoon–from background to detail painting. It is now hung below a wooden Crucifix which came from a burnt, centuries-old church in Daet, Camarines Norte.

This one way of getting myself ‘to flow’ in painting–to offer a painting for a cause bigger than myself. Have you tried this ‘to flow’, too?

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