Sunday, June 17, 2007

Painting a still life

I worked on the pink peonies first. Trying to hold onto the illusion of space, by keeping that foremost peony projecting out towards me, was my goal. Then, I began adding the Lemon Liles. Although, they are bright yellow, the main peony still hangs out in front. This will remain the battle in this painting. I step back often. Viewing my work from a distance is very important. If it doesn't "read" from across the room, something is wrong.

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