Thursday, April 28, 2011

Refresh, Renew, & Simplify - Floral Bouquet

6"x6" oil on archival panel

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.”

Thomas Kempis

I finished painting this last week before I left for VA to give a demo/presentation at London Square Gallery (more about that in the next post).

This was a rather large bouquet, one that I normally would paint at least 12"x12". I wanted to use this as an exercise to simplify this down to fit a 6"x6" panel. To do so would mean I'd have to really observe the big shapes/ keep it at it's simplest form...details only if there was space to indicate it. I'm rather happy with how this fit down into this size. Of course, larger would allow for more details in the flowers, etc.

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Blogger kaycrain said...

Love , love love this, Roxanne. !! A beauty!

May 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Kay! Painting these bouquets have been a real lift when the weather is (still?) cold, blustery & gray outside! Mother Nature is dragging her feet about bringing the warmth back. (hope it doesn't come in with a vengeance in summer!)

May 11, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

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