Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Artichoke #3 Still Life Painting


Artichoke #3 – 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel - SOLD

After spending some time focusing on the outside of the artichoke, I decided to cut one in half and paint the interior. Because of the multiple layers, this painting could easily become an obsessive compulsive exercise to see how well I see and record verbatim. Instead I decided to keep it pretty loose and to push the colors some for interest. I like the effect, and I feel that this one goes very well with the other painting, Artichoke #2.

9 comments:

Theresa Rankin said...

Elizabeth...I love the colors!!! The design is perfect for pushing the colors as you have done. I really like the two artichokes together...inside and outside.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow ... love your colours... everything... really cool

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Theresa, I think the paintings are strong together as well.

Sylvia, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Cheryl Ratcliff said...

Hi Liz,
Love your artichoke paintings, the colors are wonderful!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Cheryl!

Laurel Daniel said...

These artichokes are fabulous - beautifully envisioned and beautifully painted! (And they will taste so good when you get around to eating them!)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Wow. This is beautiful! such subtle changes really make the difference. I love it!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Laurel! They were a lot of fun working on, and helpful in making me focus on what is important, as artichokes have lots of pieces.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Kelley, I was working on a new canvas that was fun to work with. It had just enough tooth to hold the paint, but smooth enough to push the paint around as well.