'A Tangle of Purple' 8x10 pastel
It is always a challenge to simplify a close up view of wildflowers while still creating a feeling of the tangle of grasses and flowers. It is so easy to get carried away with painting every stem and leaf. In this painting I wasn't happy with how the foreground was coming along. It was so busy and didn't relate to the purple flowers at the top. So I lightly brushed the bottom half and sprayed some fixative. I then added more purple flowers and greyed some in the distance to create more layers. I'm glad I didn't give up on it!