It began with a drawing from life of a beautiful Amaryllis, but I did not want to paint just an ordinary flower. Instead, I divided the paper into fractured planes, drawing around my initial design of the flower. The quilt-like shapes and value changes adds depth and interest to the flower.
As I began painting, the shapes seemed to weave themselves together on their own. A dangerous way to paint, without any plan in mind. I used a limited palette, mostly shades of reds and blues. I try to avoid mixing too many colors and ending up with mud. Instead of soaking the paper first, I prime each shape with water to loosen the sizing, which accepts the pigments better.
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|Original 16″ × 15 ¾″|
Frosted gold metal frame (21" x 20") with white mat
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 8″×8.13″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 11″×11.17″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 16″×16.25″.
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