Friday, July 1, 2011

Mums in Glass Vase

I set this still life up in my studio with controlled lighting. It is an interesting subject, the still life, and I have been studying and looking at many works of art. Grouping and balance seem to be a key ingredient of a good still life. Is it the lighting, the color, or the narrative that makes one stand out? I have looked at many where the objects themselves do not necessarily inspire me, but the way that the artist brings a bit of himself or herself to the painting.


My backyard on a very warm and sultry early morning in June.


Douglas Clark said...

Beautiful painting. I love all the colors that you introduce in the background. What a beautiful backyard you have. Is that a river in the background?

Jerry Stocks said...

Love this painting especially the magenta background and the beautiful red tomatoes.

LindaHunt said...

Thanks Douglas...I had a lot of fun with this painting. The water is a very small lake that is actually more a pond now.

Jerry...thank you for commenting. I have been trying something new with my color...appreciate that you mentioned the background!

Polly Jones said...

Linda, you always bring yourself to your paintings and have such a lovely, unique way of using paint.

What a beautiful view you have. Glad you shared it.

Kathy Cousart said...

I like this background also= fresh and sets off the white flower especially. Great composition.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful job on this piece Linda. Gorgeous color and brushwork!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Linda.
You are still producing beautiful and colourful paintings, and this one is one of them. I love it Linda. Well done. Thank you for your lovely comment on my latest painting. I tried to answer your comment just a while ago and it didn`t recognise the address, Silly computers eh? I will try again shortly. All the best Linda.

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Victor. I know...I have been having a lot of trouble with blogspot.

Thanks Carol
Thanks Kathy...think the white flower needs more work, though.

Thanks Polly!

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