Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Abstract flower

This painting is in the same series as Blue Flower. I think close-up paintings of flowers can appear to be a pure abstract of the form, color and tone of the flower. Colorful Mum was triggered by a vase full of brilliant chrysanthemums. Instead of trying to capture the beauty of the full arrangement, I chose to zoom in on part of one flower to fill this canvas.

Colorful Mum, Acrylic on canvas board, 8"X10", Not for sale

1 comment:

  1. Hi Atul,

    Wow, you can almost feel the heat off this painting it's so fiery! I agree with you that a macro floral can look so abstract. I think it's exciting to look at what you think is an abstract and suddenly realize it's actually an extreme closeup of a flower.

    While the colour of this one seems so much more alive, I'm always drawn to the coolness of blues and mauves so I'd have to say that while your blue floral is my favourite of the two, this one really grabs me, too!