Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Bouquet still life painting

May Bouquet  Oil on wood  8" x 8" 
A couple rules that sensible artists follow:  Don't put your focal point in the middle.  ...and never split everything in half with a horizon line.  Doh?!  Anyway, sometimes it's good to know the rules just so you can break 'em.  I think this painting works because of all the radiating diagonal shapes.  I'm really enjoying painting a mix of flowers too.  Meanwhile, the pretty hydrangeas have wilted before I had a chance to paint them...darnit? Must steal aquire more now.


  1. It definitely works. Love the balance of whites.

  2. Hi Diane, found your blog through Nancy Medina's....Just lovely still lifes, I enjoyed scrolling through your posts. Have a creative weekend.



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