Thursday, March 10, 2016

For those of you not afraid of color!

 Sunflowers with limes and pottery wine jug
36X24                     Acrylic on wood

 Here's a painting I've had in my studio for a few years, I decided to do some reworks and redesigns on it. I like were it ended up...

 The painting before changes.

Here's the painting, before I made the changes. I was always bothered by the expanse of wood on the table surface. The logical decision was to bring in a table cloth, and use a design within the cloth to draw your eye from the flowers down onto the table.

I also felt that overall the painting would be much improved from a balance/composition point of view with addition of a chair in the background. This then led to some other color changes. Finally a little adjustment to the flowers and the removal of the stopper on the wine jug.  Overall I'm much happier with these alterations, it really brought the painting together. The painting may be colorful, but it has a bold impact and power to it.


...And Finally, here's a close up. I recently bought a new camera, it's able to get stunning detail, this image doesn't even begin to show the fidelity I can now capture.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Angus - I think your still lives are wonderful - colour, line, composition, pattern.