I began with a loose sketch in paint over an an old study. I added Titanium white to the gray and roughed in the background. The vase was established opaquely and in a medium-dark value. I placed darks adjacent to the main flower--to heighten the light value of the lily. Using that same lump of gray (and white) I placed some strokes over the dark vase to create the illusion of glass. This painting is entitled: "Sunday's child" in honor of Evangeline Ruth Hutchins, born today--Easter! (I remember when Evangeline's Mom was born..it seems like yesterday!---A bonus is that Evangeline is my dear friend Van W's first name. Congratulations to N&W, cofam, and Great Grandpa Dave!)
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Sunday's child, Oil on canvas panel, 8 x 10 inches. ©2010.