Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunflower Still Life
I worked on this still life over the weekend and finished it before I left for work yesterday. What drew me to this scene was the 'rediscovered tea pot' -- again 'forgotten' in the recesses of cupboards ....and I wanted to paint something to hang in our newly painted, pale yellow kitchen -- and include the colors we're accenting -- earth tones, yellow, green, a bit of russet, umber, teal, blue, gold, orange. The light shading on the 'wall' of this still life is not evident in this scan ... which looked much more intense on my computer screen at home. Anyway, it's a quarter sheet of watercolor paper, and the sunflowers are from the silk arrangement on my table and I grew the 'olive' tomatoes -- which, even in 90F heat, are producing the most incredibly sweet fruits!
I hope folks in Florida remain safe with the storm coming ashore .. I called my mom who lives there this morning and she said it was raining, and dark ... so be safe everyone!