With their cheerful morning faces, Morning Glories always seem like harbingers for a great day. I love the chaotic way they climb and twist. They seem to epitomize nature’s energy. They certainly make me feel better. Details below. Enjoy.
Technical painting notes: I started the painting by blocking in major masses with small rollers loaded with a blackish green oil paint, drawing into the wet paint to suggest a few details of the flowers and leaves. When this base was dry, I glazed the darker areas with an indigo glaze then started refining the image with a roller loaded with various greens and gray tones. I used a broad angle brush to suggest the flowers, painting the form then rolling over it to smudge their faces. More brush work and glazes, followed by roller work, built up the image and details without getting too fussy. I went in with the pencil lines toward the end for definition and because Iove the contrast of the fine graphite lines against the broader roller marks.