The artist is a receptacle for emotions
that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso
Painting picture by picture,
I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments.
I painted only memories,
adding nothing, no details that I did not see.
Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness. Edvard Munch
I am having too much fun with these simple little flowers. And by that I mean, I am having fun keeping it simple while I paint these flowers. I completed another bouquet today that I will share with you soon. The vase looks better in person. There is a hint of light blue for shaping, and the yellow reflection does not look so choppy. I used some indigo (watery) for shadow under the petals, but here it looks green, I suppose that works too.
I am thinking I may crop this just a bit on the left and top, but that can be done with matting. I am very tempted to go back in and even out the background, The pink is dark in just that one area. But maybe this is a wall in an old Mexican cantina… and that stain is from someone throwing their beer against the wall on a rowdy Cinco De Mayo night!