Monday, December 14, 2009

"Pretty in Pink" - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas

I spotted this cyclamen in a country store and had to buy it. After my purchase, they wrapped the plant in a shiny piece of foil that I thought would be fun to paint. But, after fooling with it for a while, I just couldn't get a shape that I liked. The foil just overwhelmed everything else. Eventually, I removed it and settled on the plain green pot.

I confess that I’m not great at caring for houseplants. My daughter left her spider plant (named “Algebra”) in my care. I remember to water it whenever she is scheduled to visit (every few months). I’ve found that spider plants are impossible to kill and don’t seem to mind having bone-dry soil. I hope my new plant is just as forgiving!

This painting is available for sale by contacting me directly, or, you can purchase it at “Art on Main”, 40 Main Street, Westford, MA where it will be hanging. The cost is $150. Shipping is $12. (MA sales tax applies for MA residents).

1 comment:

Lisa Daria said...

Love it, I just passed this type of plant at the market and thought, now wouldn't that be fun to paint. But then I realized the responsibility I would have after trying to keep it alive - outside, yes, no problem, inside, I'm with you, spider plants or bust.

Anyhow, back to the painting, I love how you captured the way the flower and the stem come off the plant and the negative spaces in between the stems and the leaves, that's what I found most intriguing about the plant itself and I like how you handled that, particularly down by the base. The pot looks good, no need for foil I agree, and I like the overall color palette and the way the light reflects off the leaves that are facing upwards.

Nice job.