June 7, 2008

Thanks so much to all who came by to see the exhibit at the gallery last night! My friend Rhonda and I were honored to have such a lovely reception in our honor. And special thanks to gallery owners Melissa and Lynne--phenomenal women, and wonderful supporters of the arts.
And finally, for those of you who asked--the show will continue through the month of June, with new works "hot off the easel" replacing the sold pieces throughout the month. So stay tuned for more...
(186) White Irises
private collection
6 x 8, oil
I painted this earlier in the week and didn't have a chance to post it yet. My Macpherson "assignment" for this one was to observe and paint "spots" of color--and avoid blending the paint on the canvas. I also toned the background a pale orange and left some areas peaking through for contrast with the green.
"I only paint one thing--the effect of light. If I can do that, then anything worthy of being painted will appear on paper or canvas--a tree, a forest, a mountain...It will have been worthy because of the unique river of light and shadow that flowed across it for that one brief hour or two"...Michele Cooper


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is lovely. I am so impressed with the "spots of color". It just works great.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's nice.
Very good shapes through out and lovely values in the flowers.