Cindy's Flowers, 12 x 12, painted in North Carolina, "refined" a bit at home
Set up of Cindy's Flowers (in Cashiers, NC)
Well, above is my take on the set-up as photographed below. These flowers were some of the ones on hand at my friend's North Carolina home, which I visited two weeks ago. I included the photo to illustrate how I tried to simplify the subject and also how I warmed the colors, partly because of my very limited palette, and also because I am interested in relationships of value and color, not exact color matching. Also, I didn't even try to create peonies, per se, just color fields and a bit of life on the canvas. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this small painting because it has some feeling and truth; it has a painterly feel, and for me - paint is the point - rather than rendering a copy of the subject matter.