Sunday, June 12, 2011

Floral Painting of a Stargazer Lily, Golden Star, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Golden Star
20x16 oil on canvas

I have been reading a book on Van Gogh which has excerpts of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo, telling him about his adventures/thoughts on changing the color of some of the elements in his paintings.   I was inspired to try something different in the background in this painting of a stargazer lily, and chose golden yellow, after having a look at Vincent's painting called 'Street in Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer.'  The effect with this lily reminds me of gold leaf...  the energy of the brush work makes me smile.
  
I had fun painting this one, can you tell?

$360.00, 20x16 oil on canvas, (needs some drying time... hot off the easel)
  

3 comments:

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful colours and when I enlarged it I could see the energy of the brush strokes. Yes, I would say that you had fun painting it!

Doris Joa said...

Hello Kim, Your colours are so bold and bright, They must look spectacular in real life. I also love the red poppy and the Calla Painting is my absolute favorite.
Fantastic flower paintings.

Karen Bruson said...

Love the gold background with the pinks.