Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Bold Sentinel"

8 x 6"
oil on linen panel (Ray Mar)

There are several things that I love about this painting: the color combination, the strong directional lines, the depth of field, and the soft background camellia.  I worry, however, about that big, bold, dark green leaf.  Does it overpower?  It's one of those times, you just have to sit with it for a while.  It definitely makes me want to keep looking at it.

Reference photo was taken on December 27.  More camellia buds basking in the sun after that snowy day. These were also up behind the new fish pond. 

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