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    Lee Dewsnap
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Playing around with Anemones and a Parrot Tulip for a future painting but somehow not getting the focus sharp enough 🤔
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Playing around with Anemones and a Parrot Tulip for a future painting but somehow not getting the focus sharp enough 🤔 . .#parrottulips 
Detail wip. I completed the daisy petals this afternoon, next to work on the centre and refine a few areas if required. I have to continually step back to look at my work because of the scale, up close it can be a jumble of pattern. I have purposely left some of the petals without detail as if out of focus.
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Detail wip. I completed the daisy petals this afternoon, next to work on the centre and refine a few areas if required. I have to continually step back to look at my work because of the scale, up close it can be a jumble of pattern. I have purposely left some of the petals without detail as if out of focus. . .#workinprogress  #oilpainting  #artistsofinstagram  #artist #leedewsnap  #daisies  #flowerpainting #contemporaryart #nzartist #parnellgallery #oilonlinen #largeartworks #artcollector #gardeners #landscapers #interiordesigners #nearlyfinished 
Went to @hannahjensenart fabulous exhibition today, you have to check out her enormous artworks of African wildlife which are carved into up to 60 layers of paint.  We then did the op shops in Posonby and ended up eating Poke bowls at @ha_poke...Yum! Swipe to see the deliciousness..and head over to Hannah to see her amazing artworks.
Went to @hannahjensenart fabulous exhibition today, you have to check out her enormous artworks of African wildlife which are carved into up to 60 layers of paint. We then did the op shops in Posonby and ended up eating Poke bowls at @ha_poke...Yum! Swipe to see the deliciousness..and head over to Hannah to see her amazing artworks.
Detail: Today I painted the second layer on the petals to the right of the centre. I love painting the second layer as the flower starts to come to life. If you look at my last post you should see quite a difference in the petals on the right.
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#peony #peonypainting #oilpainting#pink #oilonlinen #nzartist#contemporaryartist #nature#gardeners#landscapers#artcollectors#florists #flowerlovers#homedecor #interiordesigners#stylists#artgalleries#pink#pinkpeonies#beauty#artistsofinstagram#artisttips#arttips #artstudio#leedewsnap#instaart#artist#flowerdetail
Detail: Today I painted the second layer on the petals to the right of the centre. I love painting the second layer as the flower starts to come to life. If you look at my last post you should see quite a difference in the petals on the right. . . #peony  #peonypainting  #oilpainting #pink  #oilonlinen  #nzartist #contemporaryartist  #nature #gardeners #landscapers #artcollectors #florists  #flowerlovers #homedecor  #interiordesigners #stylists #artgalleries #pink #pinkpeonies #beauty #artistsofinstagram #artisttips #arttips  #artstudio #leedewsnap #instaart #artist #flowerdetail 
Detail: Swipe to see the before and after of the crevice in the centre of this Peony.  Note how transparent layers have helped create depth. I haven't completed the surrounding petals which will further add depth and there are some highlights I will pick out as I work on the surrounding petals.
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#peony #peonypainting #oilpainting#pink #oilonlinen #nzartist#contemporaryartist #nature#gardeners#landscapers#artcollectors#florists #flowerlovers#homedecor #interiordesigners#stylists#artgalleries#pink#pinkpeonies#beauty#artistsofinstagram#artisttips#arttips #artstudio#leedewsnap#instaart#artist#flowerdetail
Detail: Swipe to see the before and after of the crevice in the centre of this Peony. Note how transparent layers have helped create depth. I haven't completed the surrounding petals which will further add depth and there are some highlights I will pick out as I work on the surrounding petals. . . . . #peony  #peonypainting  #oilpainting #pink  #oilonlinen  #nzartist #contemporaryartist  #nature #gardeners #landscapers #artcollectors #florists  #flowerlovers #homedecor  #interiordesigners #stylists #artgalleries #pink #pinkpeonies #beauty #artistsofinstagram #artisttips #arttips  #artstudio #leedewsnap #instaart #artist #flowerdetail 
Working on the lower petals, painted in a stem as the large peony looked like it was floating. Then had a disaster smearing white paint on my dark background but a cotton bud removal and the fact I had just painted in another layer of background, made it easy to fix but there was panic to start with! Lots more work to do on the quirky petals at the bottom.
Working on the lower petals, painted in a stem as the large peony looked like it was floating. Then had a disaster smearing white paint on my dark background but a cotton bud removal and the fact I had just painted in another layer of background, made it easy to fix but there was panic to start with! Lots more work to do on the quirky petals at the bottom.
Working on the lower petals while I have this work back on the easel. I may keep this area in reflected light. There are some quirky petals and detail in the few small petals at the bottom which I will show more detail once they are finished. I also lightened up the larger lower petal. I'm using my @rosemarybrushes, masters choice which I am loving 🤗
Working on the lower petals while I have this work back on the easel. I may keep this area in reflected light. There are some quirky petals and detail in the few small petals at the bottom which I will show more detail once they are finished. I also lightened up the larger lower petal. I'm using my @rosemarybrushes, masters choice which I am loving 🤗
It will be a late night in the studio but lovely evening. I'm espaliering a mandarin along the side of the studio and it already has two mandarins on it 🤗
It will be a late night in the studio but lovely evening. I'm espaliering a mandarin along the side of the studio and it already has two mandarins on it 🤗
Detail, nearly 6 hours at the easel and I have blocked in the new leaves, painted over the previous background and softened the edges of the leaves where required. I will need to refine the veins, light and details, however this layer will have to be thoroughly dry first. I had put this work aside for a break but now spurred on to completing it as it has a whole new dimension🤗 Swipe for before...
Detail, nearly 6 hours at the easel and I have blocked in the new leaves, painted over the previous background and softened the edges of the leaves where required. I will need to refine the veins, light and details, however this layer will have to be thoroughly dry first. I had put this work aside for a break but now spurred on to completing it as it has a whole new dimension🤗 Swipe for before...
I've put the white peony aside to dry a bit before the next layer and working on a new background for this piece. I've just started to paint in some more leaves and an out of focus bud. I think it's going to all come together when I finish the leaves and paint in a new background to soften up the edges 🤗
I've put the white peony aside to dry a bit before the next layer and working on a new background for this piece. I've just started to paint in some more leaves and an out of focus bud. I think it's going to all come together when I finish the leaves and paint in a new background to soften up the edges 🤗
Detail..part of a large work... When things don't look right. I wasn't happy with the plain background above the peonies in this piece so I'm drawing in some out of focus leaves and a bud and will be re working the entire background at the top. The peonies are not finished either... Here's hoping 🤔
Detail..part of a large work... When things don't look right. I wasn't happy with the plain background above the peonies in this piece so I'm drawing in some out of focus leaves and a bud and will be re working the entire background at the top. The peonies are not finished either... Here's hoping 🤔
I was about to varnish this work for the gallery but wasn't happy with the lower part and orchids in the shadow areas so I put her back on the easel yesterday and finished it to my satisfaction today, a few adjustments can make all the difference. She will now dry and be varnished in a few weeks time. I am using archival Gamvar varnish as works can be varnished as soon as the thickest parts are dry enough that they are firm when pressed with a finger nail. 
L'amitie (The friendship).Oil on linen 1.2metres x 85cm. This work will hang for sale in @parnellgallery in early to mid May. Please PM Parnellgallery direct if you are interested in this work. 
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#photorealism
I was about to varnish this work for the gallery but wasn't happy with the lower part and orchids in the shadow areas so I put her back on the easel yesterday and finished it to my satisfaction today, a few adjustments can make all the difference. She will now dry and be varnished in a few weeks time. I am using archival Gamvar varnish as works can be varnished as soon as the thickest parts are dry enough that they are firm when pressed with a finger nail. L'amitie (The friendship).Oil on linen 1.2metres x 85cm. This work will hang for sale in @parnellgallery in early to mid May. Please PM Parnellgallery direct if you are interested in this work. #artcollectors  #photorealism 
Piggybacking on the fun artist post that's going around. All completed works except for 2 and 3 which I'm still working on.
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I was about to varnish this work today when I noticed an area that needed some more work. Well if I'm going to do one area, why not glaze some poppy red in a few areas. This is a Norma paint by Schminke. It's the one colour in their range I really like. I find Norma although they are artist quality, they don't seem to have the strength of colour that MHoilpaints do but Poppy Red is one I adore for glazing. This work will now have to go back on the wall to dry after I tweak one more area.
I was about to varnish this work today when I noticed an area that needed some more work. Well if I'm going to do one area, why not glaze some poppy red in a few areas. This is a Norma paint by Schminke. It's the one colour in their range I really like. I find Norma although they are artist quality, they don't seem to have the strength of colour that MHoilpaints do but Poppy Red is one I adore for glazing. This work will now have to go back on the wall to dry after I tweak one more area.
Canvas covered, now to start round 2 on the large peony and lower foliage. Round two strengthens colour where needed, brightens highlights and defines shapes and shadows. After that it's a final round of detail in areas that require them and deeper shadows on the bud.
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#peony #peonypainting#whitepeonies #oilpainting#oilonlinen #nzartist#contemporaryartist #nature#gardeners#landscapers#artcollectors#florists #flowerlovers#homedecor #interiordesigners#stylists#artgallerie#beauty#artistsofinstagram #artstudio#leedewsnap#instaart#artist#workinprogress
Canvas covered, now to start round 2 on the large peony and lower foliage. Round two strengthens colour where needed, brightens highlights and defines shapes and shadows. After that it's a final round of detail in areas that require them and deeper shadows on the bud. . . #peony  #peonypainting #whitepeonies  #oilpainting #oilonlinen  #nzartist #contemporaryartist  #nature #gardeners #landscapers #artcollectors #florists  #flowerlovers #homedecor  #interiordesigners #stylists #artgallerie #beauty #artistsofinstagram  #artstudio #leedewsnap #instaart #artist #workinprogress 
@cindyeesonart kindly sent me this mock up of my art and I think it looks rather stunning in this setting. Thanks Cindy. This work is for sale and on display @parnellgallery You might want to check out Cindy's gorgeous floral paintings too that have unique touches of pixels in the petals.
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#artinsitu#mockup#interiordesign #flowerpainting#whiterose#lizianthus#freesias#blueandwhite#yellow#nzartist#oilonlinen#parnellgallery#contemporararyart#realism
Detail...I completed the leaves at the top. When they are dry there will just be a few adjustments to them. I jump around a bit when working on a painting as I like to stay interested and so finishing the background helps me. .
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