Monday, July 4, 2011

Hydrangea Basket

Weeks ago this painting was started inspired by a Wet Canvas photo. When it didn’t seem to work … color harmony wasn’t satisfactory…the towel was way too important and almost the same size and shape as the flowers... it was put aside and I went on to the next projects!

I prefer to paint on loose canvas rather than stretched to make cropping easier and wish that had been the case here 'cause - you know, I couldn’t leave it alone - just had to fiddle with it! Part of the towel had to go as did the gloves. Using a utility knife to cut the canvas from the stretcher, the painting became a 10” x 12” now glued to hardboard. The gloves were replaced by a sprig of budding hydrangea and hopefully it’s finished.