Texas Wildflower: Tickseed

Here’s another one for the Texas Wildflower Series. This flower, called “Tickseed” is a flower that grows so thick, it can blanket an entire field. This was located in Columbus, TX on the property of another artist I’m helping with a project. It’s an herb, but unfortunately she said it stinks like something rotten when she mows. 

As for the painting side of learning to use oils, I found out he hard way yellows are semi-transparent. I layered that cadmium yellow hue so thick, it wouldn’t even stick anymore, but found I had to let it dry at the house and add more layers a couple of days later. I think next time, I’ll just wipe off the underpainting to the white surface where the pedals go beforehand. 

Onto the next!


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