Pewter Reflections and Sunflowers
Sometimes when I start a painting I am just following a hunch or an emotion that is impossible to describe. When this painting came into being I was overwhelmed with the desire to be alone with something beautiful. I needed recharging, and calm and serene scenes always do this for me.
By focusing on the details of the setup, I was able to find solace in the present.
The red transferware dish, reminds me of the idealized and romantic British landscape. The lace doily has butterflies crocheted into its pattern, and even if these butterflies cannot be seen from this view in the painting, I feel as if I was providing the butterflies for these sunflowers, that were no longer being visited now that I had brought them inside.
And the reflections on the pewter pitcher illuminate and reflect my solitary time spent in the studio on quiet afternoons this August.
In a Private Collection
2016 Sylvia Maria Glesmann Members’ Flower Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 3/21/2016-4/1/2016 Root to Bloom – The Places Artists Call Home, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA 11/4/2016-12/1/2016