Winter Bouquets and Light

 

January light is bright, yellow white, especially during the afternoon hours in my studio. When I’m finished working on larger, longer projects, I really enjoy placing small, tidy little bouquets on a table and putting them next to the big windows that bring in the light. I see very bright splashes of color, alongside dark shadow areas. Harnessing the color and shadows into a tiny painting can be very satisfying, when it works. Here are two examples from the weekend:

Red Carnations and Purple Staff, 8 x 8, oil on panel.

Red Carnations and Purple Staff, 8 x 8, oil on panel.

Rose and Carnations, 8 x 8, oil on panel.

Rose and Carnations, 8 x 8, oil on panel.