I always felt this flower would be really difficult to paint…However, seeing it grow here in Podgorica (Montenegro),close to my home, inspired me to paint it.
I love the roundness of its form and small flowers of blue-purple hue.
After painting the background with oils and metallic leafs, I started drawing directly with permanent marker:
and continue blocking in different blues and purples:
I wanted intense blues and pale violets, so I kept adjusting the color scheme:
I had to go back and reworked the background and, finally,here is my latest oil/metallic leaf painting on canvas:
AGAPANTHUS IN THE WIND, oil/metallic leaf on canvas, 2014,
"I can explain the picture to you, and you will understand my explanation, but you will not understand the picture." Picasso
This time the flower and the painting talked to me.