June 15, 2009

glow

Back-lighting this little vase of flowers allowed me to study the translucence of the petals.
(315) 6 x 6, oil
“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him”... Auguste Rodin

11 comments:

LSaeta said...

Wow. They are almost see through ... you captured the backlighting perfectly. Great painting.

Paz said...

Another lovely painting. I love the title, too.

Paz

artbymj said...

The way you captured the light here reinforces the delicacy of the petals. I like: "Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him." The glass vase reflects the light so well.

TAG said...

Gorgeous. Wow. Love the water.

Kellie Marian Hill said...

WOW! The feeling of light in this one is perfect- beautifully done!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Breathtakingly (is that a word?) beautiful.

Marian Fortunati said...

Another where you've captured the beauty of the light shining through the petals... Wonderful... shall we begin to call you Manet II???

Jala Pfaff said...

So hard to paint! You did a great job.

L.Holm said...

Faye, this is stunning. I love the glow in the back-lit petals. LOVE it.

Gwen Bell said...

The back-lighting gives them such wonderful transparency. Love the peachy shades in the shadows and that wonderful soft green in the leaf. Great Job!

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Faye. The backlighting really makes it a stunning piece.