Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Still Life Painting

Possibly A New Series

Hydrangeas are still included in this new still life painting but are no longer the main focus. I liked the idea of combining the faded flowers with old photographs and letters in order to create a feeling of nostalgia. I'm intending to paint the majority of the still life in sepia tones and only add a touch more colour in the hydrangeas. I'm not happy with the blue area underneath the bottom right photograph as the colour is too strong, so I will be toning that area down. I can see this painting becoming the first in a new series, there seem to be many possibilities for some interesting compositions using this subject.

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