Gumnut Kisses Painting Process

I was inspired to capture an up close moment of the sunlight kissing the blossoms of a flowering gum tree. I had fun playing around with light and shadow to help render the subject, using a thick impasto style of painting combined with impressionistic marks and many layers of light glazing to enhance certain features within the piece.

Acrylic undercoat with layers of oil paint glazed over the top to enhance tones and rendering – Canvas 76x76cm –