Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hibiscus Bold
12 x 9
In this winter weather, I am returning to some old photographs of Hibiscus that I originally painted in watercolor.  The intervening years of experience and change of medium reveal interesting changes in my approach.  I find that I still appreciate the original composition.  However, my drawing skills have grown tremendously, allowing me to move objects and lines that I never would have adjusted before.  In the oil paint, I have considerably more range of color expression available to me. I am less focused on the details and more aware of the overall effect.  A revealing benchmark painting.

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