This floral painting, “Bonnie Brae Flowers,” was exploration of color compliments as well as light and shadow. I was working with the complimentary colors of purple and yellow, pushing the shadows to a blueish purple, in stark contrast to the sunlit yellow table. . The low, angular autumn light was dramatically illuminating the flower arrangement and glass vase. I had painted a smaller study of this composition in a bluer palette, and it helped me realize that I wanted to achieve more light and shadow contrast in this 30” x 24” painting.
The 17th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo hangs until November 26th, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO80124. M-F, 10am - 4pm