Sunday, August 9, 2009

This painting is from a photo I found in a magazine years ago. Does anyone know what kind of flower it is? Its' structure is so beautiful and I love the contrast of yellow against its' complimentary color, violet.

This is a close up of a close up. The painting is about twice as large. I just love this detail as it becomes a better composition than the original.

I am obviously inspired by Georgia O'Keefe. More than that, though, I love ultra close up views of subject matter. I will take my camera and focus right down into one to three inches of an object. Then I will do a large painting of the tiny space. If you get in close enough, it becomes abstract, emphasizing on color, texture and form.