Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunflowers in a White in White Composition

White on White with Sunflowers – 16" x 12" (40.6 x 30.5 cm) – Oil on Canvas
{Flower Project 2009 – No. 3}

With this painting I was interested in painting a scene that was set in a predominately white environment. Compositions with specific dominate color schemes has been a fascination for me since around 1996 when I took my first art and architecture history class and we studied the Russian suprematist art movement. Malevich’s White on White composition is a painting I often think about, something so simple can also be very thought provoking. The off balance square in a square format, the tension of the tangential corner on the top and near tangent on the right is stabilized by the large negative space of the bottom and left sides.

Even though I paint in a representational manner often the modern and abstract schools of art and architecture will inform my ideas for a composition.


As an aside, I often do not realize how reliant I am on certain tools to create a single blog post. Last night and this morning I could not get Photoshop to save files, it kept having a program error, so this morning three hours later after uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Creative Suite I am able to complete a blog post with a saved jpeg of the painting! I am relieved to have my programs working well now. Without technology life would be so simple but not as fun because I would not know the wonderful benefits of blogging.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the day with me,



ale balanzario said...

Beautiful, elegant and peaceful,

great composicion.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is your subject. I love it!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Ale, thanks for your observations, it really means a lot :)

Thanks Mary :)

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love your sunflowers and the mostly white color scheme!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Debbi. I am happy you dropped by :)

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Oh my this is wonderful Liz...I must say that I really sense a heightened shift in your already very developed level of expertise...!!


eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Jeffery, thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it :)

Jala Pfaff said...

A light and clean feeling.