“The Window Bouquet” 7″ x 5″ Oil on canvas – Available
Good things come on small canvases! Painting on the smaller canvas hasn’t been part of my practice of late. However, on this day when I was painting with a few friends I ended up having time to work on two pieces. This was the second still life and as luck would have it there was a small canvas in my bag.
The vase of red flowers drew my attention and from there I discerned what else to include in the composition as there was much to work with. I’m not good with the names of plants but I liked the long green leaves of the plant in the left corner. It had a tropical nature to it. Perhaps a variety of palm that had a spindly presence definitely in contrast to the robust flowering neighbors. I wasn’t sure about adding it to the painting but was drawn to its contrasting nature and felt it had value within the whole.
This was a rather quick study that I kept loose and abstract aiming for simple shapes while I cued into my experience and the essence of the plant life before me.
A fun morning overall and special painting to have unfold in the company of friends. Enjoy!