|"Cyclamen" - 16 x 16 inches - oil on canvas|
I only have a few plants in my house and I have to say that I don't give them much TLC. A few recently found their way into the compost bin as they were hanging by a thread and my resuscitation efforts didn't pan out. So, on a whim, I picked up this Cyclamen plant and we'll find out just how compatible we are.
I've always liked painting subjects with back-lighting so when I walked past my new plant sitting on the dining room table, I really wanted to capture the strong afternoon light that created a nice reflection on my dining room table. I tried hard to stay loose and not worry too much about the details. Easier said than done!
In other news, "Froot Loops" was interpreted by a floral designer at the "CCA in Bloom" show last weekend. I had to laugh as the designer did quite a literal interpretation (see photo below) by including actual fruit in the design!