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Monday, July 27, 2009


Tackled this still life recently without being dragged kicking and screaming, which was quite a remarkable thing. A friend bought me these lovely gladiolas, and as I observed them over a few days, I was captivated by the soft, beautiful tones of white that kept subtly shifting as the light in the room changed. This painting was done from life in my kitchen.

The biggest challenge here was to suggest the bouquet rather than getting caught up in rendering each flower. That and getting thick paint on, amazing how difficult that I always find this. In the end I really enjoyed playing with this piece. Think it would be fun to paint it larger sometime.