These wild flowers were growing just down the street and I had to paint them. I love painting from life, sometimes there are fewer challenges than from photos, and I get more life in my paintings when I paint from life (: but in this case there was the challenge of painting these before they started to wilt. I decided to just roll with it and paint them as they wilted. I like the result.
Last year at the National Portrait Conference Richard Schmidt was talking about painting flowers and shrubbery and said something to the effect that the trick to making your still life work beautiful and lifelike is to include all of the things that you would think don't fit, like dead leaves and wilting flowers.
ALL IMAGES © ANNA EGGLESTON 2017
Graduated from BYU with a BFA. Apprenticed with world renowned artist William Whitaker. I live in Georgia with my husband and three children.