Flute Music and Petunias
This painting was inspired by my garden flowers and antique bottle collection. Still lifes are one of my favorite subject matter to paint, and I love the bright colors of summer flowers!
I decided from the start to use some of my flower sketches of our larkspur plants and fire engine red petunias. I began by sketching the design on a piece of tracing paper, being able to edit shapes as I worked. I decided to enlarge the petunias to a much larger size so they wouldn’t be dwarfed by the bottles. Some sheet music for flute was cut up and added to the background.
Deciding it needed a bit more flowers in the background, I added some yellow daisies that seems to be floating or blowing by the wind behind the still life itself. Because the sheet music was too stark, I added a metallic copper wash over it.
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|Original 21 ½″ × 23 ½″|
Bronze curved metal frame (28.5" x 29.5") with off-white mat
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 8″×8.74″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 11″×12.02″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 16″×17.49″.
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