Saturday, August 16, 2014
Irises and Nectarines
Irises and Nectarines 18x24 oil on linen
These huge magenta purple irises deserve to be expressed with drama and impact! They are stars...no quiet little wallflowers here. The orangish/peach shade of the nectarines juxtaposed next to the magenta sings with impact. This whole painting is bold from the color palette, to the strong brushwork, to the activated composition. But, then sitting quietly just a bit back of the flowers is that surprising little creamer...delicate and subdued.
I feel that it is a dynamic painting but then I love the irises and I love the color purple. I guess I might be a little biased. :)
Hope you enjoy it!