Irises {a new small painting}


20110213 iris bowl and bottle 6x6
Still life with Iris, Bowl, and Bottle
{6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) – oil on gessoed masonite panel}  SOLD

This was painted a few weeks ago, I just have been slow to get it photographed.

All these 6x6 paintings have been painted on a gessoed masonite panel with a burnt sienna ground and it has been really fun working with the smooth texture of the panel and the warm ground. I think the warmth really comes through and helps the composition of these pieces because they are dark in tone and cool in temperature. If I started with my standard neutral gray ground the composition may tend to run too cool and thus lose some of the glow that peeps through in places where the paint is thin.