Pink Geranium

Today I learned that some colors in nature are unreachable by my current palette. The super bright pink geranium flower ended up being a very difficult subject.

Flowers seem to be particularly challenging for me as the leaves and pedals have such subtle changes in value that describe their form. I feel as though I should take a stop back from color for a while and work only with value to get a better understanding of it.

Pink Geranium, Setup
Pink Geranium, setup value
Setup value

There are a couple areas of value that I achieved correctly, but the largest value difference I see is the light side of the green leaves on my painting are much too dark. I’m going to have to paint flowers a ton more to learn as much as I can.

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