Saturday, July 9, 2011

May blooms in a Mason Jar

Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 18 x 14''
Painting #195, 2011

Yellow daisies, columbines, tulips and lilacs, these flowers are all perennials from our backyard garden. It's been two years already since my fast floral painting, and each time I find this subject matter somewhat daunting. I was truly compelled by the contrasts and backlight effect when considering this photograph I took for the study.

This painting is part of the Juried Exhibition 2011 which opened this week at the Moncton Gallery at City Hall. I haven't shown any artwork in Moncton, the city where I reside since 2007, so it a nice opportunity to remain in contact with the artistic community of Kent, Westmorland and Albert County.

Fog Forest Gallery 
14 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB. Canada
(506) 536-9000 or .