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Here are the first two hollyhock paintings. The third is almost finished.
As I've been working on these paintings a song from my childhood occasionally runs through my head. I can only remember the first four phrases, "In my pretty garden the flowers are nodding, how do you do they say, how do you do today." I think these will break down to become the titles of the four paintings.
I've started a series of 4 hollyhock paintings, all 24 inches tall by 10 inches wide. The photograph I used for the first painting is shown on the left just below. To create a better composition and a more dramatic look, I took out the trees in the background and some of the flowers leaves. I filled in with more sky in order to show off the flowers and create a more dramatic look. The second image shows me beginning the painting.
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