Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just off the Easel....

"SATIN & GRACE" Oil on linen. 18 x 24.
My latest floral. Just off of the easel. Haven't really tackled satin before, but I had been itching to do a still life with these two beautiful Oriental table runners for a long time.  They have graced a small sideboard in our home for many years, and their rich, jewel colors called out to me.

I  placed an elegant sprig of white orchids center stage. They are a favorite of mine and add a delicate touch in juxtaposition to the heavy fabric backdrop. Rounding out the setup are a small Cloisonne egg and a small lacquered table. I thought the table enhanced the color of the floral centers; the egg accents the cobalt in the material.