Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunflower and Tulips

OMGosh - I find myself doing a double take with this strong color combination. Not a delicate rendering by any means, but certainly catches my eye.

The sunflower was my main interest mainly because I am determined to paint them since I haven't been able to grow any in my garden.

Sunflower and Tulips - SOLD
6 x 8 inches on Canvas Panel
I am pretty sure I'll be painting more sunflowers and tulips soon...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Color, Discord and Drama

How can a painting of Bok Choy represent discord and drama - by using color? That was my assignment for the following painting.

Bok Choy
5 x 7 inches on Canvas Panel
© 2013

It doesn't look appetizing to me, but I love the organic form and unexpected result. Bok Choy represents soft gentle form - crisp, fresh and tactile. This rendering was deliberately done to be discordant and visceral. Maybe my paintings are beginning to reflect my mood more than the original set up from life.

I can envision it in a formal dining room maybe with a garish gold baroque frame, and I have no motivation to make any changes to it. That's unusual for me.

Maybe will put on an ebay auction, but want to enjoy it for now...