söndag 10 juni 2012

Iris abstraction 10

Not For Sale

This is the first painting I did of this kind of Iris, and it lead to me doing the larger painting with 3 of them. I wanted the background to be vivid but not drawing too much attention away from the flower, so I went with softer earthy colors and I think it worked well.

6 kommentarer:

  1. The iris does have a magnificent shape. With this painting, I see the gold at the center of the diagonals that inevitably cross when composing on a square canvas. You handled it well letting the right dominate line-wise.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks Linda. Like I usually say, I do go by instinct, and this one I like a lot and it feel "right" to me.

      Radera
  2. I think I still like #8, but then I'm attracted to pinks and purples. I do admire your ability to really explore just a few subjects, like trees, irises and healthy snacks. I'm all over the place with too many subjects bouncing around. Have a great week!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks Nora. I like to explore some things and test the limits, but I wished in a sense that I could just do what you do, just pick a thing and do it.

      Radera
  3. Love this! The earthy background works really well!!!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks Helen. The fun thing is that I usually don't want a lot of things in the background, and a few years ago, I had big problem doing backgrounds. Now I have fun with it, trying to balance the background so it is fun, but not too much fun and takes too much attention.

      Radera