Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New Hope

Bad photo of a work-in-progress -- let me know your thoughts. This is inspired by the American collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts; specifically, Martin Johnson Heade's oil painting, Hummingbirds and Orchids (http://www.dia.org/object-info/e82453ad-0fbc-4946-95f4-7145aff9a839.aspx). My piece is done with gouache paint trying to look like oil paint. Like my other pieces, I am going to add pen & ink elements to this. Stay tuned.


  1. beautiful - I like the sense of motion you get with the wings. and the color palette is awesome, it seems that even though the background has bold colors it doesn't detract from the foreground at all. I like the composition, too - the line of the flower stem is really strong.


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