Saturday, February 23, 2008
An inside look
Yellow Floral, 7.25 x 5.75" Watercolor/acrylic on paper
Being completely disenchanted with winter - longing for spring to arrive - I purchased a small gathering of flowers at the grocery store this past week. This flower, very delicate - speckled - was almost lost in the profusion of carnations and mums. I was intrigued by the lovely swooping stigma and stamens, the intense yet delicate colors, and how the inside of the flower gracefully spilled out ward. The speckles attract our attention and draw the eye into the deeper recesses where the color becomes even more interesting. This painting is a first study and as I return to it to work on this subject again, I will probably exaggerate and abstract the shapes.