Monday, September 29, 2008

"From the Garden of Dreams & Desires" - 11 x 24










I taught a workshop in Ohio in early June. The Peonies were just beginning to bloom so the hostess of the workshop put a few in a vase so we could enjoy them during our lunch. After wards when everyone had gone back to work, with a purpose, my camera and I and went back upstairs. The light was streaming through the window. Because the table cloth was pink the colors were amazing. I took dozens of photos. I especially liked this shot because of the shadow so I cropped it down for emphasis. I could not get the colors exact for posting so if the shadow in the painting appears to be warm and red on your monitor, it's not, it's very cool. To counter balance the coolness in the shadow I painted the foreground a warm pink. My husband doesn't particularily like the colors but I love them....

3 comments:

Joanne said...

I am with you, Linda - these colors just sing on the canvas! You have definitely captured the beauty of this moment - gorgeous!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Love the composition, beautiful colors, what more could you want!
Well done Linda!

linda lucas hardy said...

Thank you both sooooo much...!