Friday, December 11, 2009

Chrysanthemums and Copper, oil on canvas, 12 x 16

I have been taking some time off as of late from teaching so its enabled me to work on a few more studio still life set ups. As with a previous post I am enjoying working with different lighting affects in a more controlled atmosphere. Returning to a favorite theme of copper and blue and white porcelain, I added in some chrysanthemums for additional color and texture. I thought the addition of some of the complementary blues gave a little zip to a predominately analogous painting. Even though the painting is in rather warm tones, which tend to be thought of as energetic and exciting, for some reason, I think this is a more restful painting. At any rate, it was a lot of fun to play around with. Enjoy.
Chrysanthemums and Copper
oil on canvas, 12 x 16
700.00 framed
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1 comment:

Matthew Hannum said...

Lovely painting!

The details in the chrysanthemums are excellent, and I am particularly impressed with how you handled the metallic surface of the copper. That can be a real trick, but it reads perfectly. Nice!