June 29, 2009

stand out from the crowd

(318) 8 x 8, oil
The biggest challenge in painting a flower resting on a floral background is of course, making the background recede while allowing the real star to come forward. Normally, objects in the foreground grab a little more color and warmth, but because this fabric is equally bright and colorful, my focus was in noting subtle shifts in value and color, as well as defining the shadow created by the iris.
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way”...Edward de Bono

4 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

This is a very challenging painting and you're doing a marvelous job with it! The paintings is pure happiness and joy!

LSaeta said...

You are so brave to even attempt this. I have no idea how you pulled it off, but you certainly did! I wouldn't even know where to start! Simply amazing ...

Gwen Bell said...

Oooooh...I like this one even better than the first. Gives me a happy feeling like looking at crape paper party favors. Very cool!

Diane said...

Love the colors and the patterns.. heavenly