Zinnias come in a few different shapes... this variety with long finger like petals creates interesting shadows at certain times of the day. Morning and late afternoon sun angles produce the most interesting photos for painting. The intense light shining on the flower creates depth within the blossom... plus shadows splashed against a solid backdrop provide drama. Deep rich colours are enhanced in this light, highlights have a unique shimmer, and the flower 's design with all it's bends, twists and curls stands out... waiting to be appreciated.
8x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)