Thursday, March 3, 2011

Floral Painting of an Iris, Striped, by Canadian Painter Kim Blair

 10x8 oil on canvas

Where is spring?  Sure the sun is shining, and the snow shadows are wonderful shades of lavender/blue... but it stops there.  I feel like I live in "Whoville" from The Grinch Stole Christmas.  

In order to change my 'Whoville' train of thought I grabbed my brush and painted an Iris, or at least a section of an Iris... I like the way our mind 'fills' in the section not rendered.  I am working on some different perspectives of flowers,  and this one is a small version of a larger work I am contemplating.  Floral paintings really speak to me, and are a large part of who I am as an artist...  so I have a few ideas up my sleeve regarding some different perspectives and variation of canvas shape/sizes, which is all tied into my foray into abstraction, or semi-abstraction.

10x8 oil on canvas


Kathy Cousart said...

This is beautiful! You capture flowers really well! Spring is here in Georgia, coming your way soon:)

Holly_D said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Writing is a HUGE passion of mine that I work so hard to see accomplished. Everyday is a new possibility. I have to admire your paintings. They are so alive! Your colour choice is unbelievable. And perhaps like you, I can slowly come away from the massage field (although I enjoy it) and end up making a dream come true of writing.