Thursday, September 5, 2013

Two sets of Irises

Here's two paintings of Irises arranged on a table top rather than in a vase. This method of placing the flowers on the table allows me to crop closer to the table setting, bringing the flowers closer to the other elements within the composition.

I chose to create different palettes for each, but still wanted to play warm reds and oranges against the green stems and dark blue flowers. The Compliment of those color reactions is very evocative to me; additionally I love that play of warm and cool colors within the same frame.

 Cool Iris reclining on red
Acrylic on panel

 Reclining Iris
Acrylic on panel 

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