White RoseOil on Panel, 9x12"
This is more like it. I always freak out after any kind of break and convince myself that I won't be able to paint again. Mainly, I just need to slow down and think about what I'm doing! The background is painted very thinly (paint rubbed into the canvas with a paper towel). I looked at some examples from Henri Fantin-Latour for inspiration. He was a master of still life painting; I notice that most of his flower paintings are done on neutral, warm-toned backgrounds.