Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Midnight Blue, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

It seems that Van Gogh did not paint calla lilies... I find that hard to believe, but so far my research is pointing in that direction.   There is some Van Gogh inspiration in this Calla Lily painting though... as I was swirling my brush across the canvas images of 'Starry Night' pop into my head.
The dark blue background combined with the curvaceous lines of the callas created some strange connection in my brain with some of the brush strokes you might see in one of Van Gogh's night paintings.

Too bad he never painted callas, I bet they would have been fantastic!

12x12 oil on canvas


Ralph said...

A very beautiful artwork so life like well done.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Very vibrant, Kim - with the brushstrokes giving it a lot of energy!

Kim said...

lush and elegant!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love the drama and the fluidity/movement. Excellent job!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Beautiful and sensual, very shapely and moving!

Ruth Andre said...

Your calla paintings are lovely. Love the dramatic blue background in this one too.