Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tete-e-Tete Daffodils {a new painting}

20110414 Tete-e-Tete Daffodils 12x10
Tete-e-Tete Daffodils
{12" x 10" (30.5 x 25.4 cm) – oil on linen panel}

Last week I finished this painting, these miniture daffodils are my favorite because I like how delicate in scale they are. I have tried to paint them a few times this spring {here is one other success} and I have been playing with different backgrounds lately, and the mid value gray has been a fun experience. It is a cool neutral that works well with the warm and vibrant colors found in several spring flowers.

I also realize that reflections on glass are becoming a bit of a love affair for me. The edge quality and value contrast of the highlights and reflections seen on glass is a perceptual puzzle that I strive to capture in a convincing and interesting manner. Each time I paint reflections I observe different nuances that adds to my understanding and then each subsequent painting has a more developed highlight and reflection.

Have a wonderful evening/night, Liz

11 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Another beautiful painting! I love the bright daffodils against the gray. Beautiful glass--love the distortion of the stems in the water. The tablecloth, too is wonderful. I love the way the edge picks up the light, the shadow of the glass on the fold, and the way the pattern changes in the shadow. So many wonderful details!

ale balanzario said...

Very nice work!!! love the flowers and you did a great work with the table cloth... I could touch it.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Gooooooooorgeous! I LOVE this.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Virginia! thanks so much for the comment and for seeing everything that I was trying to convey :)

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Ale, I am so glad you like the painting and the cloth!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Diane :)

Anna T. said...

What a beautiful and well done painting, Liz! I, too, like the yellow against the gray background! I can tell that much work and thought went into this!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Anna :) this was a fun painting to work on and think through!

Caroline Savva Art said...

Beautiful work, Liz. There's so much delicacy in those petals, they're really something.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Caroline :) I love how flower petals have a slight transparency to them

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for stopping by and sharing :)