Monday, January 9, 2012

Red China Asters {Bountiful Observations no. 2}

Red China Asters

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Framed painting: $400.00 + S&H

Hello,

This is the second painting of my Bountiful Observations series.

One of the reasons I like painting still lifes is that it requires me to slow down and really observe an object or objects. Through this concentrated effort of learning how something really is, I learn that things are not always as I think. Close observation forces me to think about the objects before me and to leave my pre-conceptions behind.

With this painting, this is what I needed to do in order to capture the form and mass of the flowers while also recording the reflective nature of the pewter cup. When I think of pewter, I think of gray, where in reality there are areas that are dark black and others areas that are light blue, pink, yellow, and of course gray.

Each time I paint more experience is gained in how to observe and also how to let go, something that I believe is very freeing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Liz

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horiticultural Society.

4 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gorgeous work, Liz. I especially like the reflections in the silver.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Carol!

Virginia Floyd said...

Great job on the pewter, Liz! I love all the colors you found reflected in it. Wonderful!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Virginia! I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing with me :)