Fires of Creation is my latest painting. As you can see, I did not wait until winter to paint my purple iris that bloomed so recently in the garden. Those luscious purples and the glowing inner light kept beckoning to me in mind’s eye. I simply had to paint the flower now.
After painting the roosters I find myself loosening up with flowers. You can see in the detail below how I chose to splatter paint along with my usual brushwork. I can get pretty enthusiastic about making the splatters, but it is not yet so extreme that raingear is recommended wear in the gallery while I am painting.
The splattering, by the way, has prevented me from cordial handshakes with people visiting the gallery. I get far more paint than usual on my hands with this process. Ah, well, I will do nearly anything to achieve that luminous glow of dawn in a flower!
This original painting in acrylic on canvas 30″ x 36″ and the limited edition giclee prints are available at RiverStone Gallery.
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