Squash Blossoms 2

Acrylic on gessoboard - 18 x 24 in - 2015

In this second painting of a blooming squash plant at our house, I wanted to further explore the way that light filters through the plant’s large leaves and the growth patterns of its many stems. The day was a bit cloudier and the colors a bit cooler than in “Squash Blossoms 1”. 

After my original sketch and outlines were complete, I painted the structure of the squash with acrylic on gesso board. To add the sense of bits of light filtering through the leaves, I then added a layer of polymer beads, which I painted over with brighter colors (where sunlight touched) and more blue shades (in shadow).


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