Friday, February 3, 2012

Orange Lilies, Orange Asiatics (Section),Kim Blair

Orange Asiatics (Section)
oil on canvas


I have a fondness for orange... and when I painted this (previously) 24 x18 oil painting of orange asiatic lilies I was especially fond of the way the lilies turned out.  But the rest of the painting haunted me... it never felt right, so I tucked it away in a storage room.  Last Saturday I revisited the painting and took the artistic liberty of 'downsizing' the canvas to the section that really appealed to me... the orange lilies.  Now I will either re-stretch this section onto new stretcher bars, or have it framed, and hang it in our home... they will look so cheery on one of our cream dinning room walls!  Sometimes we can find little treasure tucked away in closets...

It feels good to recycle!

4 comments:

Susan Roden said...

Isn't that amazing how that goes Kim?
I really like this version and especially the rust peeking through.

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

love this! it's beautiful!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love that green orange combination! Wondering if you could glue the canvas piece onto one of those mounted panel board?

Kim Blair said...

What a great idea Catherine...
I have a few of those cradled wood boards for encaustic paintings, I will check out your idea!
Thanks
Kim