Red Flowers With Citrus, 5"x 7", oil
Used throughout a room, orange can become surprisingly neutral
and yet it can be bright and mood-enhancing. (Jonathan Adler),
"Red Flowers with Citrus" was painted on a linen panel. Whenever I paint on linen, my paintings get a traditional look to them. The low lighting is reminiscent of a chiaroscuro painting. Also, the little mandarins have an appealing warm glow. There is a mysterious atmosphere that surrounds this warm painting. I almost feel that there should be a candle somewhere in the background.