November 5, 2007


Oil on panel - 8" x 10"
A dear friend of mine got married this past weekend and I am commemorating the occasion by doing a small painting of her bouquet. I am coupling this with the groom’s boutonnière nestled in a shadowbox frame. Together they will make a nice keepsake. I was given a centerpiece from the reception table and it has made a good subject to reacquaint myself with floral painting, a subject that is not usually in my repertoire. I think I know the joy Vincent must have felt painting his sunflowers as I splashed in those cadmium yellow blossoms. The arrangement has a bacchanalian feel with the inclusion of clusters of grapes, so the vice theme, although vague, is still intact.

No comments: