|"Summer's Flower" 8x8 oil on board (with an underpainting in acrylic), ©Laura Gable|
So I gave it a coating of clear gesso and then went about to "touch up" the surface with oil paints to give it a bit more luminosity. After about an hour of this fiddling about, I discovered that very little of the original painting was left. Oh well, sometimes fiddling has good results. I'm much happier with this and it has a deeper color range than the previous piece. Edges ended being a bit more crisp than I'd intended but I'm calling it finished.
Hope you enjoy this depiction of my favorite summer flower.
This painting was just sold at auction at the dailypaintworks.com website. Here's the LINK!