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  • Petals

    Petals, Oil PaintingThe subtle forms of an orchid petal were the basis for this still life. Capturing the luminosity of the white petals under a spotlight proved challenging. A careful balance of light & shadow was needed to accommodate the lighter tones of the orchid petal.

    The majority of this piece was actually painted twice. About half way through I realized it wasn’t heading in the right direction, scraped off as much paint as I could, and started over.

    7 x 9.5 – Oil on linen

    Published on April 4, 2011 · Filed under: Feature;
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