Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Meaningful Concept and Process

"Hydrangeas And Cool Light"
12x16 oil on linen
I'm finding lately that I'm interested in painting art that tells some kind of a story. Whether the viewer is aware of the story or not, it's important to me, and makes the process of creating art more interesting and important in my mind.
In this piece, like most of my floral pieces, the flowers are from my garden. Growing and cutting the flowers are a part the process of making many of my works. I've had the green clippers you see on the right of the canvas since I was 19 years old and I've used them in every floral piece I've done since. Usually I take the clippers out of the scene when I start the painting but in this painting I was inspired by the story they told and thought all the leaves I had clipped off to design the composition of the hydrangeas were definitely part of the story and should stay as well.
I painted this piece using natural cool light. It was a bit more difficult since my time was limited so I came back to work on this 3 different morings. Unfortenetely I do not have north light in my studio, my windows face the west, so time is an issue
- but a good and challenging one!


Marian Fortunati said...

This is a beautiful painting... It shows the love in every step of what went in to it.

Kami Polzin said...

thank you Marian. I'm sad that the hydrangeas are over for the season here. . . that will be my last until next summer. Now it's time to prepare for snow!