Sunday, July 26, 2009


acrylic on hardboard

I bought these flowers some time ago and couldn’t wait to paint them. Well painting these lovely sunflowers was much harder than I could have imagined. I liken it to putting a puzzle together. The red color which I was drawn to actually became my worst enemy when I began mixing the paints. I originally envisioned a series of three or four paintings of these flowers in different vases but having gone through the fire I think I can only muster about one more attempt. Even with all of my griping, I am incredibly pleased at the finished painting. The vivid colors jump off of the canvas and I feel so accomplished having mastered painting transparent glass which has originally been a subject that I avoid. I am also happy that I got another chance to work with my favorite color red.

1 comment:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, you captured a wonderful quality of light and form: Wonderful!!!