Friday, December 4, 2009

iris bouquet 8" x 8 " oil on panel

I wasn't sure how to fit this large bouquet on a small panel- my trick was to put it on a low table and view from above and using my viewfinder I made it fit! I liked the pattern of the shadow on the rumpled cloth.
 For some reason this reminded me of one of my favorite artists,Wanda Gag. She made shadows and atmosphere as much a part of the picture as the objects- and they had a wonderful way of undulating and creating a story.(She wrote and illustrated "Millions of Cats".) I am lucky - the museum where I work has several Wanda Gag lithographs in the permanent collection. I enjoy looking at them a lot.

(above: Wanda Gag, American, Winter Twilight, 1927, zinc plate lithograph on paper, 10 1/8 x 12 inches, ed.100. Gary and Dolly Harm Collection)



Manon Doyle said...

Your piece is stunning! Thank you for sharing one of Wanda Gag's works. It's beautiful!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I know that book! And yes, I see the resemblance! I love the bouquet, you did a fabulous job with the shadows - LOVE shadows! Shadows on SNOW - lets do a photoshoot!