This Original flower oil painting, was painted using the traditional Old Masters Grisaille method.

Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting by Garry Purcell

Its based on a flower I Spotted from one of my trips to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens located in Victoria, Australia.
I believe that this traditional style of painting I use, brings out the Intense colours in this yellow flower beautifully.

The Old Masters style of Grisaille of a toned under-painting followed by applying many layers of Transparent Colour, finally gives a glow to the finished painting, that modern techniques cannot recreate.

Artwork Name: Yellow Flowers
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 50cm x 61cm x 4cm (20"× 24" x 1 1/2")

Here is a work in progress update of my oil painting.
As you can see, it looks rather washed out at this stage.

Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting by Garry Purcell
Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting 

Now for the finished painting.
I have darkened the background and added more colour to the flowers to make them pop out from the background.
The final oil painting is not too bad, if I say so myself.
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Yellow Flower Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens Floral Oil Painting Garry Purcell

Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting Close Up
Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting Close Up showing the flower details.



As an Australian Artist,
I believe that trying to capture a small snapshot of what our natural surroundings look like is important for future generations to look back in time at. This Yellow Flower is located in the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, and I enhanced the colours to bring it to life, and really pop out from the background. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Yellow Flowers Original Floral Oil Painting by Garry Purcell

Artwork Name: Yellow Flowers
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 50cm x 61cm x 4cm (20"× 24" x 1 1/2")