Photo 1. Shows black marker line drawing of tree trunk on primed linen.
Photo 2. Areas of colour filled in are loosley based on the colours in the digital reference image.
Photo 3. Tree and distant mountain painted in raw umber. Blue area over painted in transparent white to reduce intensity.
Photo 4. Sky filled with a blend of aquamarine and white.
Photo 5. Shows sky during repainting with a lighter blue as the original sky was too intense.
Photo 6. Sky colour now finished and lower part of blue area lightly over painted with violet/white blend.
Photo 7. Tree altered with dark green sections. Phal0 green painted over landscape at right. This was subsequently altered again with a lighter tone.
Photo 8. (Kept forgetting to take photos) Black outlines around tree, cloud and the landscape elements. Added small chrome yellow highlights to the tree to bring it forward. Painted over the foreground with a transparent olive wash. Among other things, this addition served to bring the red flowers in the foreground out of the picture space and also assisted in balancing the composition with the green tree foilage in the upper left and the green section at mid right. I also scumbled some raw sienna over the umber mountain that is cut off by the right edge of the stretcher. I also finished the red flowers in the foreground with the addition of orange and magenta followed by black centres. Then painted over them with gloss varnish to bring out the olours.
Shortly before 9 pm the painting was finished and all up it took about 6.5 hours from start to finish. I like the Patrick Caulfield look of the original digital image, however I was determined that the painting would be something else. You'll have to take my word for it (until I take a better photo), but it looks better than the flash photo indicates. It is a pretty picture that is quite different from anything else I have painted. I have done quite a few flower pictures on the computer and may make paintings of some of them in the future.
Then again, this might be a one off.