Evening Light – a new painting in oils.
Evening Light is painting has only been recently completed. It is one of many medium sized botanical paintings and is located in the botanical paintings section. I will be posting more new paintings up in the coming weeks. Stayed tuned.
The blue of the evening in Evening Light vies for attention against the stronger pinks of the flower in the centre. The flower is in focus and stands before the softer and less focused light of the background. Shapes in the background are only suggested and therefor only suggest the depth that lies behind the main motif.
Many of my botanical paintings employ the contrast between a hard edged main motif or foreground feature and a more soft focused background. The painting is a macro portrait but suggest a world beyond the focus of the flower.
The highlight on the edges of the flower suggest that the night has not yet completely come. It also adds a transparency to the petals of the flower. The flower is both strong and delicate, like most living things. Yet it is still at one with the blue evening light which signals the approach of night.