Ode to Fantin Latour, 18 x 14 inches

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Ode to Fantin LatourOde to Fantin Latour

This is the second painting completed for the commission.

With this painting I selected a dark background and was inspired by the floral compositions of Henri Fantin Latour.

My goal was to highlight the blues of the hydrangeas by incorporating flowers and objects that were both complementary colors and analogous colors. So throughout the painting I included other blue, green and purple color notes that were then punctuated with the warm colors of yellow, orange, and red.

When painting this piece, I was in love with all the richness of color, texture, and light. It was such a joy to paint and explore.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: SOLD {18" x 14″ (45.7 x 35.6 cm) – oil on linen} {24" x 20″ (61 x 50.8 cm) with frame} ......................................................................

Here are some progress photos…

20140828-048 WIP1 {end of the first day}

20140828-048 WIP2 {a few days later}

20140828-048 WIP3 {end of the next day}

20140828-048 WIP4 {end of the next day}

20140828-048 WIP5 {almost finished}

20140828-048 WIP6 {finished}