I recently began making a series of paintings inspired by a trip to Wichita’s Botanical Gardens. It’s truly beautiful there this time of year, since all of the plants are in bloom.
I created these paintings using an alla prima painting technique. Alla Prima is an Italian phrase that means ‘at first attempt’. It is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. This technique requires a fast way of working, because the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. It may also be referred to as ‘direct painting’ or ‘wet on wet’.
Here are a couple of the flower paintings I’ve created so far:
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