The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
Lovely piece, Don!
I fancy myself as a sometime grammarian, but I learned something from your comment. I was about to twist your tail for using the adjective "artful," since we often use it to mean "wily" or "cunning," as was Dickens' character "The Artful Dodger," in Oliver Twist. But the dictionary also gives the meaning as "done with artistic skill," so I am put in my place and grateful for the lovely painting and the grammar lesson!
What a lovely scene to capture, nice and fresh!
I think Don this is as much an interior as a floral study or a still life. I think that blue chair gives it depth and interest and I love the verticals at the back caused by I think walls and windows. But that's it isn't it. It doesn't matter really what is providing us with useful shapes and forms. We just need to be aware when we can usefully incorporate them!
Beautiful and inspiring. Off to the neighbor's garden to get some flowers to paint.
Thanks a lot, Suzanne!
Weren't no trouble at all, Graham!
Exactly right, Sheila. The background was a challenge, because I wanted it to remain pretty indistinct yet give the feel of space and distance, as well as relate to the reflected light on the table. I found it difficult to reconcile that looser feel with the more careful rendering of the flowers.
Thanks, Bill, but oh man--I don't want to get in trouble with your neighbor! I'm sure if you're caught clipping flowers, you'll blame it all on me.
Don this is really lovely - I love the vibrant colours; it's like that first burst of spring you see coming out of winter.
Sorry for the delete Don - blogger double posted.
Triecia, I really appreciate it. Thanks for coming by.
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