Monday, June 25, 2012

Calla Lily Stretch

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This is my rendition of the Artistic Sentiments challenge hosted by Dana Marie. I love the calla lily's in this, but I think I love those leaves even more! Those wonderful, large leaves with deep veins, and colors of green & blue throughout. Her photograph really enhances those blues!

I chose to eliminate a couple of the flowers, on each side of the group, and make it a central group instead - thought that would provide a better balance. The background tree is still in there, but it's a blend of olive green with yellow ochre, making it's greens different that the foreground leaves (I didn't want them blending together too much). I also chose to make the background a light pink in color - I thought it would warm things up a bit, altho I did first think of a warm yellow instead. But there is so much yellow in the image now, and in the greens also, I wanted something that would help to make the Calla Lilly's pop. And also, I'm sure you can see, I opted to do this in the "shapes" style of painting. 

A fun painting - I haven't painted too much of late due to family obligations, so this simple painting was perfect to get me back in the swing!


martinealison said...

Les arômes sont de si belles fleurs... leurs feuillages est aussi superbes.
J'aime ce jeu de couleurs dans votre peintures... Des verts qui n'en sont point et des bleus qui se veulent être des verts!

Gros bisous à vous...

CrimsonLeaves said...

The highlights on the leaves just weave the whole piece together, Nan. Lovely.

Irina said...

It pops for sure.
I like the greens (so difficult they always are!) and the pink of background and the whole of composition.


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