Saturday, May 14, 2016

"Sunflower on White Cloth" 6"x 6", oil"
"Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun's revolving splendour."

- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

" Sunflower on White Cloth" was painted when my husband brought me a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers. I love their bright color but I didn't want to rival their brilliant yellow orange hue by adding any other strong color. So I kept the palette limited to three main colors: cadmium yellow, cadmium red, ivory black to which I added white. The subdued atmosphere I created has an ambiance that brings the sunflower's rich colors out. The softness of the white cloth contrasts with the sunflower's brilliant hues.