Sunday, September 7, 2008

Backlit flower

Flowers are a great source of painting ideas and have inspired some of the most beautiful paintings. I did Blue Flower a while ago when I was also experimenting with close-up photography of flowers. I did some sketches and then settled on a single flower with light coming in from behind which served to highlight the center of the flower and also brought out the variations in the petals.

Blue Flower, Acrylic on canvas board, 18"X24", (Not for sale)

1 comment:

  1. Very, very nice! And what an impressive size - it must look great painted so large! I hope you have it hanging. I love the blues - blues and mauves are my favourite colours. I also love the great job you did on the white lines in the petals.