We can start with the fact that most of my friends dismiss it immediately because it is so dark. That was my point. I had put together a new setup table with a new lighting system, a miscellaneous new science for me.
I tried to paint this vase with as little light as possible. The light was coming straight down through a hole in some black foamcore filtered with a piece of tracing paper. It created a real nice glow. So here it is. My next issue was to paint a really really dark painting using NO black. I love all the different colors of black you can make on your own.
This is a painting I did this summer for a show at the Arts Council of Moore County. I live in what is really a pine forest but we have a beautiful mix of dogwood, pine, magnolia and azalea and we can't forget the redbud.
When the Magnolias bloom it is a thing to behold.
Every stage of their blooming is a spectacle on it's own.
This is a painting of some Sansaqua that I picked last fall.
This was one of those pieces that was very quick to start and
very slow to finish. I don't know why that happens. After getting started the whites of the sasanqua and the whites in the silver gave me a bit of a scare, therefore I stared at it for an 'oh so very long time'.
The sansaquas are blooming again ... so I guess I had better try again.