Monday, December 17, 2007
"Onions and Squash Blossoms"
"Onions and Squash Blossoms", 10" x 8" oil on board, 2007
I am still working on finishing up some ongoing projects around our house, so I have not been able to paint as much as I would like lately.
This is a piece that I painted about two months ago. I am thinking of doing a larger version of it with just a slightly different composition. What attracted me to this scene were the colors and the fact that it is almost all in shadow. I really liked the green of all those onions that the woman is cleaning up. The orange color of the fresh squash blossoms is a good compliment to all that green. We were eating a lot of these delicious flowers in August and September and I guess I had them on my mind.
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Frank, you definitely should do a larger version of that painting. It is a great composition and opportunity to explore the shade vs. light issue you mention. I really like that high chroma green accent you put on the woman walking in the "Woman and Doves" painting--which creates a nice vibration in the whole composition. Try something like that in the larger version of this one--maybe on the skirt or blouse of the sitting woman. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your input Jerry. I'll have to wait till after the holidays before I get back to any larger works. But I'll get to it one of these days.
I really love this one Frank. The composition is wonderful and startling. I love the more mid range view.
Very nice and very interesting, the composition and the colors. Barb
Hi Barb, Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.
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